As Manager of Trees for Survival, Roger is responsible for operations, and deals with all new enquiry from both schools and sponsors. Roger is a Rotarian at Pakuranga, and has been in the horticultural industry much of his life.
Robyn Irving has been an Enviroschools facilitator in the Waikato since 2002 and helps weave the Trees for Survival programme into the wider concept of a sustainable school community. She holds a BSC in botany and has extensive knowledge of native plants and Waikato streamside vegetation.
Lynda Whylie has been involved with Trees for Survival for 10 years. Initially as National Manager for the TFS Trust and more recently working with 15 TFS Auckland Schools as a Field Officer and Planting Day Co-ordinator for Auckland Council.
Sue manages the Trees for Survival Programme for the Auckland Council,
overseeing the collection of seed, planting site selection, planting day coordination and seedling delivery to the 73 Auckland Schools.
Working as Communications Liaison, Michelle facilitates the school-sponsor relationships within the Trees for Survival Programme. She has previously worked in Public Relations and marketing and is passionate about keeping our world green and being sustainable.
I have been working as a Trees for Survival Field Officer for several years. I am a long time plant fan and have been working in both horticulture and native forest restoration most of my life. A couple of years ago I even managed to score myself a Bachelor of Science majoring in biology and conservation ecology!
As a field officer and planting day coordinator Frankie is part of the team responsible for supporting the Trees for survival programme in designated Auckland schools, servicing their tree growing units, and also coordinating our successful planting days in partnership with sponsors, landowners and schools.
Karne lives in Tauranga,in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and is currently a full time student studying Environmental Management . He was a Primary school teacher for 11 years specializing in art, science and outdoor education. Karne has always had a passion for the outdoors, native natural landscapes and working with children and the community. He is currently doing a research project investigating rare micro snails on Mt Maunagnui. Karne capturing a Takahe for translocation on Tiritirimatangi last year
Gail is a Trees for Survival field officer and planting day coordinator with Auckland Council.
She has a love of nature and enjoys sharing outdoor experiences with children and adults who participate in the Trees for Survival programme.
Gail has seen many positive environmental outcomes from her years of planting at risk sites.