trees planted


Trees for Survival is an environmental education program involving school children to grow and plant native trees, mostly on private farmland of voluntary farmers. The project, focused in Auckland district, is working with around 150 schools and aims at raising awareness and education level on tree planting. The project also helps preserving biodiversity and water quality by targeting strategic land areas prone to erosion or watersheds.


New Zealand


Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Trees for Survival Trust


school students


67156 trees planted

supply chain


Local partner

Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity.

Species planted

Around 800 seedlings are planted with up to 15 different species. The species are chosen for their easiness to be grown in tree nurseries, resistance, adaptation to the poor and compacted soils, and pioneering character.


The project, focused in Auckland district, is working with around 150 schools (around 5000 students yearly). Each year students grow up to 1,000 trees in a specially designed Plant Growing Unit (PGU) or shade house located at their school. When the trees are ready they are planted at a site which has been identified as needing restoration.