Plant your favourite native tree when you shop

target area         native trees planted

“with your help we can literally cover bare land with native trees and help restore New Zealand’s environment”

So how does it work?

Essentially, every time you shop with us, you contribute towards native trees being planted in New Zealand. Simple.

shop in-store or online

shop in-store or online

local land identified

local land identified
or partner found

volunteers organised

volunteers organised
(potentially you?)

trees planted, restoration underway

trees planted,
restoration underway

Current native trees you can choose from in-store:

Manuka

Mānuka

(Leptospermum scoparium)

Mānuka is a medium sized shrubby tree that grows all across Aotearoa. Mānuka plays a critical role in forest regeneration. It is hardy and can grow in harsh environments, providing shelter and shade for more sensitive tree species. Animals such as sheep and goats also generally do not eat the plant making it a great option for restoration projects.

It has a profusion of white flowers and produces a nectar that bees use to create the much loved and sought after Mānuka honey. The flowers also provide an important source of pollen for native bees, flies, moths, beetles and geckos.

Manuka

Tī kōuka

(Cordyline australis)

Tī kōuka, also known as cabbage tree, is one of Aotearoa’s most distinctive trees. It has a very strong root system which helps stop soil erosion on steep slopes. It likes wet conditions and is a great species for planting along stream banks. Ti Kōuka provided a significant food source for early Māori. They also used its fibre to make sandals, baskets, clothing and more.

Tī kōuka plays an important role in the forest as food and as a habitat. The flowers provide nectar for bees, flies and geckos. Kererū and other birds love to eat the small blush white berries.

Manuka

Harakeke

(Phormium tenax)

Harakeke (flax) is one of the most useful plants in Aotearoa. It is commonly found in wetlands, along rivers and in coastal areas such as estuaries, dunes and cliffs. It helps prevent stream bank erosion and can intercept nutrient run-off from surrounding land. Tui, korimako (bellbirds), tīeke (saddlebacks), pekapeka (short tailed bats), geckos and several types of insects enjoy nectar from the flax flower.

Māori traditionally used harakeke for just about everything for day to day life - clothing, cloaks, sandals, fishing lines, sails, rope, whāriki (mats), kete (baskets), fans, belts (to name just a few). It’s also one of the most significant rongoā (medicinal) plants and is also used for flaxseed oil - a much sought after ‘superfood’.

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