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 Trees for Survival Charitable Trust works with landowners to revegetate riparian areas and steep or eroding retired farmland.

We work with many passionate landowners,  some who have hosted schools planting days for many years.

Between January - April each year we are busy ensuring our schools have planting sites for the upcoming planting season in May - August and are in touch with interested landowners to identify and assess new sites.

As new schools come on board, we look to match schools with suitable sites. 

We are always happy to hear from landowners who are interested in partnering with a Trees for Survival school.




Total native plants planted


Total native plants planted in 2023


Schools involved in 2023


Students involved in 2023


Waterways planted in 2023

Become a Trees for Survival landowner!

Planting sites are carefully selected in collaboration with landowners and our local area facilitators who can arrange to visit your site and talk through what is involved. 

Do you live along an environmentally at-risk stream or bank and are keen to revegetate the land with New Zealand native plants raised by school children? Get in touch!

Become kaitiaki of our unique New Zealand environment by becoming a Trees for Survival landowner.

Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua, ko au.
I am the land, the land is me.

A word from one of our landowners

Todd & Anneke Reeves, Waiuku

Todd and Anneke are enthusiastic landowners who have hosted Trees of Survival planting days for three years often with family and friends helping out.

Over consecutive years the Reeves have fenced three creeks on the property which feed into the Manukau Harbour in preparation for Trees for Survival schools to plant.

The Reeves are fantastic hosts – often pre drilling holes for planting and providing the school group with an excellent lunch. Returning students can see the result of their work with the gradual transformation of the creeks with their planting.


Native plants planted at the Reeves to date!

As kaitiaki (guardians) of the land, our family really value the partnership with Trees for Survival and the local schools that come and plant each year.

Planting days are something we all look forward to.  There are so many positives about being involved; not only is the land being reinvigorated, but it is so inspiring to see the knowledge and skills the children are learning.  

Thank you, Trees for Survival, for making this possible.

– Todd and Anneke Reeves

Check out what's been happening!

See the latest news, plantings and events happening in the Trees for Survival programme!

Principal Partners

We are incredibly thankful to our Principal Partners whose generous support ensures we can bring Trees for Survival to more schools, educating more students, and planting more trees than ever before!

Trees for Survival is a Rotary initiated project, originally established by the Rotary Club of Pakuranga in 1991.
We are thrilled to receive ongoing support from numerous Rotary Clubs with club members regularly helping at our planting days.


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