Christchurch tree and urban forest survey

Right Tree, Right Job, Right Place

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 1 November 2017 to 1 December 2017

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Trees are integral to the identity of Christchurch, a city internationally known as a ‘garden city’, and are highly valued in the wider Banks Peninsula landscape.

The Christchurch City Council is developing a Tree and Urban Forest Plan for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. Its aim is to provide a long-term vision and strategy to maximise the health and sustainability of our urban trees and forests, and to increase the benefits we get from them.

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula have a mix of native and exotic trees that support biodiversity and reinforce our identity.

Trees benefit us by:

  • Providing shelter from sun, rain and wind
  • Removing pollutants from our air and water
  • Enhancing our environment
  • Improving our urban ecology
  • Mitigating some of the effects of climate change
  • Providing pleasant spaces for recreation

As we begin developing the Tree and Urban Forest Plan, we are keen to collect as many ideas as possible. We want to know what the people of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula think about trees – what people value and what they would like to see more of.

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