Last year we announced the launch of Trees That Count - this was the first step in an ambitious plan to create a movement where Kiwis unite to help restore and enhance our environment, encourage biodiversity in our cities, clean our air and waterways and make a difference to climate change.
Funded by The Tindall Foundation, and delivered by Project Crimson Trust in partnership with Pure Advantage and the Department of Conservation, Trees That Count aims to keep a live count of the number of native trees being planted across the country and to set a new target each year. For 2017 this is 4.7 million trees, one for every New Zealander. The live native tree ‘count’ is a New Zealand first and currently the only vehicle recording native tree plantings nationwide.
Four months on we’re pleased to report that New Zealanders are getting behind the cause. Pledging to plant native trees, funding trees through the website, registering their planting projects, pledging to volunteer and gifting trees for special occasions. We invite you to join us and help grow the count for 2017 by registering the trees you intend to plant this year on our website.
It’s really easy to do:
- Go to https://grow.treesthatcount.co.nz/getinvolved
- Click on Register a Planting Project
- Create your profile
- Add your project to the count
Once your project is registered you will be able to share your Trees That Count project page with your networks, and encourage others to also get involved.
We’ve got some exciting plans for the future. This will include resources for people who are undertaking native planting programmes, and ways to increase native tree planting throughout New Zealand. Being a part of the project will give you access to future initiatives as they come on stream.