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Meet your native trees

New Zealand's native trees are amazing. Get to know more about our special trees, and the types of trees we help people plant. Click on each tree below to learn about what makes them so special.

What do the icons mean?

Each native tree has a trait about them that makes them special. Look out for these clues to see what is unique about them.

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Insect friendly

These trees provide food or shelter to one or many types of insects.

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Medicinal use

Used by Māori or early settles to treat ailments.

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Mythology

Trees feature in stories and whakataukī.

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Symbolic

Features strongly in Māori culture and is used as a national symbol of New Zealand.

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Edible

Humans eat parts of the tree - or did in the past. Always check with an expert before you sample anything.

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Bird friendly

Birds love the nectar or berries from these trees and often play a role in dispersing seeds in the process.

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Poison

Parts of this tree can be poisonous if eaten by humans or animals.

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Early living

Māori or early settlers used this tree for timber, craft or other uses.

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