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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New Guide for Arboricultural Work on Kauri Trees

New Guide for Arboricultural Work on Kauri Trees

The Tree Council has collaborated with The Living Tree Company and Auckland Council to produce a handy guide for professionals working in kauri areas about how they need to work on sites potentially infected with kauri dieback disease.  This guide will be useful for arborists, landscapers, builders and anyone else disturbing soil or plant material… More


The Tree Council is a long-standing non-profit organisation established in 1986 to act as a steward for the trees of the Auckland region. The Tree Council exists to protect, conserve and improve the tree cover in the Auckland region, especially in urban areas.

JOIN US and help protect Auckland’s trees.

If you need URGENT HELP with tree related issues click here.

If you want to search the Unitary Plan yourself to check if the trees are protected click here to find out how.

If you want to nominate a tree to be scheduled click here to download the Scheduling Criteria


AGM and Lecture

A lecture on The Journey of Auckland’s Heritage Trees to Aotearoa by Dr Mike Wilcox, author of Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest will follow The Tree Council’s AGM.

Thursday 10 October, 7-9pm
Lynfield Room, Fickling Centre, 536 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland

Trees are an important part of Auckland’s heritage and many of the oldest and largest are exotic, but where did they come from and how did they get here? The history of Auckland’s heritage trees is the history of its most important early colonists. Come along to hear Dr Mike Wilcox, author of Auckland’s Remarkable Urban Forest tell the story of the journey of Auckland’s heritage trees. All are welcome, refreshments provided.

Please bring cash for your membership if you haven’t already joined for 2019-20 and a koha to cover the venue hire is always appreciated.


ANNUAL GUIDED WALK – Symonds Street Cemetery

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Join The Tree Council’s annual walking tour led by historian John Adam and Dr Mike Wilcox. This year we will explore Symonds Street Cemetery. This event is part of the Auckland Heritage Festival.

Saturday 5 October at 10.30am. Meet at Karangahape Rd entrance to the cemetery, just down from The Rock Shop.

All the exotic trees in NZ have arrived here from somewhere else. The oldest of these arrived with the first settlers and are a link to their journey before arriving in Aotearoa. Some of the earliest settlers and most important people in Auckland’s history are buried in Symonds St Cemetery. Exploring their history and that of the trees they brought with them are an important insight into our colonial past. 

Note the cemetery is not suitable for people with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.

Sorry but this tour is now SOLD OUT and we have a waiting list. Please do not call or email us trying to book a place, there are no more places available. Thanks

Bookings opened 1 September 2019

Cost $20 adults, $10 children/seniors/students to support the work of The Tree Council.


Download and use our ecotrack Tree App to record trees and tree loss in your area – more details here.






Please sign the Petition to save the Margan Reserve Pohutukawas

Please sign the Petition to Protect New Zealand’s Urban Trees (change the RMA)

Please donate to fund our ecotrack Mobile Tree App

Please donate to support education about the Waitākere Rāhui to protect our kauri forests


Are you confused about the new regulations concerning Auckland’s Trees?  Well you are not alone! We are working to protect Auckland’s trees but we need your help. Join The Tree Council today and help us advocate for better tree protection for our urban forest.

The Tree Council PO Box 60-203, Titirangi, Auckland 0642,, 021 213 7779.
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