About Trees That Count
Protecting our environment is a job for all of us
For 2017 we want to see one tree planted for every New Zealander, that’s 4.7 million trees. This is the first step in an ambitious plan to create a movement where Kiwis unite to help restore and enhance the environment, encourage biodiversity, clean air and waterways and make a difference to climate change in New Zealand by planting native trees.
We're counting the trees because with time we'll be able to measure the collective impact of the work that Kiwis do for our environment, right across New Zealand.
Small steps can create big change
Everyone can play a part in slowing down climate change and protecting our environment. Become part of a bigger movement that can collectively plant millions more native trees for future generations simply by pledging your support to plant at least one.
We're working on a number of ways to increase native tree planting throughout New Zealand. Very soon, planting projects registered with us will be able to use this platform to fundraise for native trees. We'll also be enabling volunteers to connect directly with local groups that need help.
We’ve also developed some useful resources for technical and planting advice and we're enabling Kiwis to be able to donate or gift native trees. Currently, all funds raised are supporting the planting of native trees at De La Salle College in Auckland. You can read more about this project here.
In November 2016, Trees That Count was launched. Funded by The Tindall Foundation, and delivered by the Project Crimson Trust in partnership with Pure Advantage and the Department of Conservation, Trees That Count aims to keep a live count of the number of native trees being planted across the country from 2017 and to set a new target each year thereafter.
In 2016 we worked with 20 groups to plant 75,000 native trees. You can check these out here. Through these projects not only were we able to kick-start the count with 75,000 trees but we have also built partnerships, established monitoring systems, and created a basis for ongoing testing and learning across a range of ecosystem and land ownership types.
We're continuing to work with these groups to maintain the plantings from 2016, and in some cases to support further plantings with public generosity through our gifting or donation programmes.