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What Are The "Trees That Count"?

All trees must be native to New Zealand to assist with restoring and enhancing our environment, our biodiversity as well as impacting climate change.

Additional to native Pohutukawa and Northern Rata (the trees which Project Crimson Trust is on a mission to protect via other initiatives), there are many other native trees that will be accepted for the Trees that Count project.

Some common native tree and shrub species that will meet Trees that Count’s criteria for planting are listed below, but there are many more on the list - the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network is a great website to visit for the full list of eligible trees.

  • Pohutukawa
  • Northern Rata
  • Kowhai
  • Kauri
  • Matai
  • Kawaka
  • Red Beech
  • Black Beech
  • Titoki
  • Rewarewa
  • Manuka
  • Rangiora
  • Totara
  • Rimu


About the author

Project Crimson was originally formed in 1990 to save pōhutukawa and rātā trees, and now is a broad-based conservation charity that manages native tree plantings, climate change initiatives and environmental education throughout New Zealand through our programmes Trees That Count and TREEmendous.


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