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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Plant movement must stop

Plant movement must stop

The Tree Council is calling for the Ministry for Primary Industries to use its powers under the Biosecurity Act and implement a temporary ban on all plant movement across New Zealand to prevent the spread of Myrtle Rust. “In order to contain the disease it is vital for the current outbreaks in Kerikeri, Taranaki, Te… More

Warkworth Macrocarpa Saved

The Tree Council has received the decision refusing the application by Warkworth Investments Ltd to remove a scheduled macrocarpa tree from 41 Queen St and 14-16 Neville St, Warkworth. We made submissions opposing the removal and attended the hearing in November 2016. This tree is a member of a group of scheduled trees that form a… More

Links

If you are interested in trees, 
you might also like to visit these websites:

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Local:

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

International: 

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

Documents:

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 www.usmayors.org Schmied Ariane and Pillman Werner.

‘Tree Protection Legislation in European Cities’ in Urban for Urban Green 2 (2003): 115 – 124 www.urbanfischer.de/journals/ufug

‘No Trees, No Future – Trees in the urban realm’ Nov 2008, The Trees and Design Action Group   www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7KDEHU 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 www.forestry.govt.uk/forestresearch


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