Auckland City's trees woefully protected

11 June 2015
Auckland City's trees woefully protected

An urgent warning has been sounded for the trees remaining in Auckland's concrete jungle after researchers found there's scant protection left to save them from development.

A study shows the Auckland isthmus has just 6 per cent of its urban forest left, and of that, well over half stands on private land. Only 15 per cent is protected through Auckland Council's Schedule of Notable Trees - the only remaining tool for tree protection after changes to the Resource Management Act in 2012.

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