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.
These are just some of the amazing native trees of New Zealand.
They each have interesting tales.
Each native tree has a trait about them that makes them special. Look out for these clues to see what is unique about them.
These trees provide food or shelter to one or many types of insects.
Used by Māori or early settles to treat ailments.
Trees feature in stories and whakataukī.
Features strongly in Māori culture and is used as a national symbol of New Zealand.
Humans eat parts of the tree - or did in the past. Always check with an expert before you sample anything.
Birds love the nectar or berries from these trees and often play a role in dispersing seeds in the process.
Parts of this tree can be poisonous if eaten by humans or animals.
Māori or early settlers used this tree for timber, craft or other uses.
More native trees in the ground means greater biodiversity, cleaner waterways, thriving industries and stronger communities.