Tree team

planting native trees across Tai Tokerau

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Forward Whangarei partnered with Te Uru Rākau to plant native trees across Northland, through their Matariki Tu Rākau programme.

Forward’s kaupapa is to help enable and empower our community to create a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable Earth - and so we think planting trees is a great way to start doing this.

We have therefore created the ‘Tree Team’ project to bring our communities together to help achieve this goal. Forward have collaborated with a range of organisations and planting groups to create a jam-packed calendar of planting events this season.

We are hoping the community will join our ‘Tree Team’ to work alongside us; restoring our whenua, and creating peaceful areas where we can reflect on the past, whilst the future grows around us.

What we have achieved so far...

Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.
native trees planted
community events
years to date

This year's tree plantings...

How many trees?
We are planning on planting around 46,000 native trees this year, between May and August 2022.
Where are we planting?
We are planting across Tai Tokerau; from Mangawhai to Mangonui!
Get involved!
Keep an eye on our social media pages to keep up to date with planting events for you to join! Or email us at

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Learn more about Matariki Tu Rakau...

The Matariki Tu Rākau Programme led by Te Uru Rākau Forestry New Zealand, is part of the many initiatives around the country marking the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

 It is also part of the Government’s One Billion Trees Programme. Starting in June 2018, this programme will see communities across the country plant up to 350,000 trees. Whether large or small, these stands of trees will create living memorials to our service personnel of the past and present.

Matariki is a traditional time of harvest, thanksgiving and remembrance around Māori New Year, and occurs in the middle of the tree planting season.

Special thanks to the following organisations and all our volunteers for their involvement...

Do you know that the life of the brush is only 2-3 months? With such a life cycle, each year you will be discharged into the environment 4-6 plastic brushes. Extremely harmful to the environment

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