Greenpeace has launched a petition calling on the prime minister to urgently reinstate general tree protection across Aotearoa. Sign the petition here.
Up to one third of Auckland’s urban trees have been destroyed since the last National Government removed general tree protection in 2012.
As our towns and cities become more densely populated, we’re losing many big trees that are home to kereru, tui, kotare and countless other birds and insects – and they provide a priceless community asset, a place of shelter, recreation and connection. They clean the air, they keep us cool in summer, they store carbon and they make great places to play.
photo: Allan Matson
CTA members planting 50 trees in August 2018 as part of the organisation’s 50-year celebration