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Pakari community creates wildlife corridor

Pakari Landcare Group are a small group of hard-working planters north of Auckland. Together with their local community and schools, they’ve planted over 7,000 native trees on five different properties.

Together they’ve built shadehouses at the school and they grow 700 native trees every year to plant locally. But this year, they also had help from the Trees That Count, who matched them with 500 trees grown by the Department of Corrections nurseries.

Their current goal is to create a native forest corridor from the Matakana Coast, so this year they planted along the boundary of the public Pakiri Road by the beach and the local Pakiri community sports club.

To get the trees in the ground, the group held a planting day in August with students from the school who were excited to plant the trees they’d grown from seed alongside the Department of Corrections trees. Local landowners put on a lunch to feed the hungry planters and it was a great day all round.

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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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