The New Zealand Notable Trees Trust

  • The NZ Notable Trees Trust (NZNTT) was established 2007/2008 to continue the national scheme established in 1977 to identify and register heritage trees.
  • There are currently more than 1700 records held in the New Zealand Tree Register.
  • The work is mostly voluntarily, and the trust encourages further support, research and information.

The Purpose of the New Zealand Tree Register

This register is of national importance. The recording of these significant trees aims to locate, catalogue, and identify one of the great treasures of New Zealand — its heritage of venerable trees.

By registering these outstanding trees, public attention is drawn to them and in this way they receive a measure of protection by acknowledging their importance.

Many trees are lost because their significance is unknown. There are many more significant trees needing registration.

Visit the NZNTT website

Background information

The RNZIH website houses some historic content on notable trees:

Legacy Tree Registration Manual (discontinued 2019 — trees are now registered through the NZNTT website).

NZ Garden Journal article by Brad Cadwallader announcing the notable trees website, database and integrated management system (2009).

Details of the RNZIH Heritage Trees Symposium, held May 2008.

1997 book review of the Standard Tree Evaluation Method. Reviewed by Bruce Treeby.

Article discussing the Standard Tree Evaluation Method (STEM) published by the late Ron Flook in 1996.

Publication ‘An Introduction to the Notable Trees of New Zealand’ (1994).