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Wild About New Zealand plants 11,900 trees with help from Trees That Count

Wild About New Zealand is an innovative “hands-on” biodiversity investigation and action programme that provides schools and community volunteers within the Bay of Plenty and Auckland regions the chance to help turn the tide for our native wildlife.

Over the last 2 years, SwipedOn, The Department of Conservation and The Department of Corrections funded the Trees That Count marketplace to provide over 11,900 trees towards their three projects: Te Irirangi Reserve Biodiversity Project in Auckland, Uretara Estuary in Katikati and Puketoki Reserve in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Their projects are tackling riparian planting for streams in Katikati and Otara, and filling a paddock in Puketoki Reserve with native trees.

Trees That Count is New Zealand’s only community marketplace connecting native-tree planters with funders.  The conservation charity counts the number of native trees being planted by groups, individuals and agencies throughout the country, and helps increase this number by encouraging donations from business, philanthropy and the public. 

By counting the native trees planted, we can measure the collective impact on climate change and improve the environment. Since its launch in 2016, more than 18 million native trees have been added to the count, and more than 150,000 native trees funded.

Join us today by funding or planting native trees!

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Trees That Count aims to create a national movement to plant millions of native trees to mitigate climate change. We're managed by the Project Crimson Trust in partnership with the Tindall Foundation.

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