The Tree and Urban Forest Plan will provide a long-term vision and strategy to maximise the health and sustainability of the city’s urban trees and forests and the benefits we receive from them.
Christchurch is a green city with a resilient, sustainable and healthy environment where a mix of native and exotic plant communities reinforce the Garden City identity and supports local biodiversity.
Trees provide a range of social, environmental, cultural ecological and economic benefits and services that enrich the quality of urban life:
Together with the community we will be developing the vision for Christchurch's trees and urban forest. This will align with the Council's Community Outcomes and Strategic Directions.
It will set out strategies for our trees and forests and how we manage them to be more sustainable for future generations.
Use this map to find information about the soil types and historic indigenous vegetation of the city. This resource is useful for both backyard planting, school projects and community planting projects.