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Short Course – Trees and the Urban Environment – Autumn 2012

Short Course – Trees and the Urban Environment – Autumn 2012

Following on from last year’s success, The Tree Council is again providing this unique and popular course for those interested in understanding more about the value of trees in the urban environment. The issue is increasingly important with the changes in urban tree protection legislation, and with relentless development pressure on urban land.

Eight sessions will be divided into classroom work and field trips. Sessions include new tree regulations, tree identification, structure and function, environmental value of trees, heritage trees, tree adaptation and selection, health, disease and pruning, and tree planting, maintenance and management. Certificates will be presented on completion of 2 assignments – one being a portfolio of 10 trees of Auckland, and the other being a presentation on one great Auckland tree.

The course costs $120, and is led by a range of experienced professionals, either academic lecturers, or practitioners in their field. For those not wanting to do the whole course, individual sessions will be able to be booked at $20 a session for Wednesday evenings and $25 for Saturday Field Trips. The eight sessions will take place on a Wednesday evening (6pm – 9pm) and Saturday (9am – 4pm), every other week over an 8 week period.

The course will run at the Sustainable Living Centre, EcoMatters Environment Trust, 4 Olympic Place, New Lynn, starting Wednesday 14 March 2012.

This is an exciting and well resourced course. The Tree Council hopes that its format and cost will make it very accessible and popular. For further information, please contact The Tree Council at


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