Why we need trees

Why we need trees

Trees play a vital role in sustaining life on earth. They store carbon, stabilise the soil, give life to wildlife, and more importantly, they provide us with oxygen.

Here’s a few more reasons for having trees . . .


  • Improving health and wellbeing – trees make us happy and areas with greater tree cover have been shown to improve mental health.
  • Encouraging education and participation – communities and schools get involved with planting initiatives.


  • Enhancing biodiversity – who doesn’t enjoy the song of the tui or the sight of that big fat wood pigeon sitting high up in the canopy.
  • Improving air quality – trees improve air quality by removing air pollutants, such as particulate matter, and absorb gases harmful to human health. 
  • Reducing the urban heat island effect – Auckland’s getting hotter and hotter.  Trees help cool the city through evapotranspiration.


  • Increasing property values – mature trees increase property value and appeal to buyers and tenants.
  • Reducing healthcare costs- We all want to be fit and healthy!  This could be as easy as looking after our trees. Trees improve air quality and our wellbeing, so because we’re healthier there’s less demand on health services and related care.

Heritage & Cultural

  • The benefits of Auckland’s urban forest are culturally very important. Native forest is important to mātauranga Māori (knowledge and understanding), and trees create a connection to place and history.

Find out what Tree King is doing to help.

Our new planting initiative is Tree-King amazing!


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“Luke & team have been regularly maintaining our hedges for a couple of years. Great results, reliable & all round nice guys.”

April 2018

“Fast workers – scheduled within a week of contact at my convenience. I liked how professional and automated the acceptance of the contract and invoicing was. All within a single email. Also attention paid to how much I wanted my trees trimmed. And although three trees were stumped – cleaned up well after themselves. They did such a good job, I won’t be needing them for a couple of years. But when I do – I know who to come back to!”

June 2019

“….This is the second time we have used them for tree cutting, crown lifting, shaping and hedge cutting on a large scale. They are very professional, courteous, on time, tidy and produce the service and results they said they would….”

November 2018

“Very happy, responded to query fast with quote, job was done very well and garden immaculately tidy afterwards. Definitely recommend.”

October 2018

“Fantastic job on two large difficult trees to thin and shape. The 2 workers were very tidy, safe and pleasant. I will certainly use Tree King in the future.”

May 2019

“Great job by the Tree King lads removing our enormous Washingtonian palm and tidying up the trees on our section. Arrived exactly on time, job was completed quickly and to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend them and will be using their services again in the future :)”

September 2018

“Excellent service polite staff. Arrived on time good cleanup on completion”

June 2019

“…. I can not speak highly enough of the professionalism and efficiency of the crew. The tree work was not straight forward, however it was clear from the outset that the crew had taken the time to think through the logistics and details of the job…..”

November 2018

“Great job as usual, polite guys, cleaned up well and left the place looking great.”

October 2018

“We have been working with Tree King for the last five years.  During this time we have found them efficient, co-operative and very safety conscience during any tree removal.  They are polite and professional to deal with.  We thoroughly recommend Tree King and its staff for a great job well done.”

Sampson & Stewart Builders Ltd