Trees have a unique place in our environment. Without them, human life as we know it would not exist. Trees conserve water, make our air breathable, absorb air pollution, support our slopes and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life.

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Image: One of the trees, a houpara, in its new location in Teal Park (image: Auckland Transport/ Auckland Council) PRESS RELEASE: THE TREE COUNCIL. For immediate release – 15 January 2018 Last week a group of protesters occupied part of a planted median strip on Quay Street, from where 14 young Pohutukawa are being transplanted to… More

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Image: Dr Ian Horner Download the Kauri Dieback Science FAQ written by leading kauri dieback experts and learn the facts about this devastating disease. What it is, how it spreads, why it is such a threat to our forests. Bust the myths and misunderstandings – and understand the issues. Click here to read and download… More


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New Zealand Arboricultural Association New Zealand Notable Trees Trust

New Zealand Institute of Forestry

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects

Earth Charter Aotearoa New Zealand – An online community of Auckland conservation groups


Trees Australia – Famous South Australian Trees 

UK Tree Council

Trees and Design Action Group (UK)

International Society of Arboriculture UK Aboricultural Association

European Forum on Urban Forestry

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Trees for Cities (UK)

Tree City USA

Vestavia Hills Tree Commission (USA)

Washington Community Forestry Council

The Tree Council of Ireland


Papers from Urban Trees research conference, ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’ April 2011, hosted by Institute of Chartered Foresters (UK)

‘Protecting and Developing the Urban Tree Canopy’ 2008, Washington: The United States Conference of Mayors Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner.

‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124

‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group L O’Brien, K Williams and A Stewart, 2010.

‘Urban health, and health inequalities and the role of urban forestry in Britain: A review’, Farnham, Surrey: Social and Economic Research Group, Forestry Research and University of Melbourne

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