One Billion Trees
The goal is to double the current planting rate to reach one billion trees planted by 2028.
The programme has the potential to deliver huge benefits for our environment, our people, our communities, and our economy.
The focus is on making it easier to plant the right tree, in the right place, for the right purpose.
We want to see trees integrated into the landscape to complement and diversify our existing land uses, rather than see large-scale land conversion to forestry. We want to see innovative ideas, research, and sector development that will improve the way we plant and grow trees.
The tree planting mission
To transform New Zealand's forests in a way that improves our environment, social outcomes for our people, and economic performance in our regions.
We'll do this by:
protecting and improving our soil, water quality, and other natural resources
helping New Zealand meet its international climate change commitments
increasing biodiversity and enhancing natural landscapes
providing opportunities for Māori to maximise the potential of their land and resources
providing employment and training opportunities
building sustainable regional economic growth
supporting tourism and infrastructure development. (1)
IKHMG became one of 2 afforestation hubs in the New Zealand. This enables us to act as Agents for Te Uru Rakau to apply for funding on behalf of Landowners.
There's $240 million in funding available from the One Billion Trees Fund for landowners, organisations, and community groups to plant trees and improve the way we grow and plant trees.
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(1) From the MPI website: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/forestry/funding-tree-planting-research/one-billion-trees-programme/