The government has planned to plant a total of one Billion trees by 2028. The new programme will deliver improvements to social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

The programme led by Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) and funded by the Provincial Growth Fund the intention is to:

  • Create employment opportunities and develop workforce
  • Optimise land use
  • Mitigate Climate Change
  • Support Māori values and aspirations
  • Protect the environment
  • Support New Zealand’s transition into a low emission economy

Recent government budgets have allocated $120 million to use as grants to landowners – particularly farmers – to include native and exotic trees on their farm.

Through current planting rates, suggested estimates established a total of 500 million trees will be planted. Through Te Uru Rākau guidance and research they hope to partner with New Zealander’s to create benefits for everyone.

We’re focused on making it easier to plant trees by:

  • Lowering any plant barriers currently faced by landowners
  • Improving incentives to support the right trees, in the right place, for the right purpose

One billion tree fund pdf:

https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/31860-guide-to-the-one-billion-trees-programme-2018