A national project mobilising New Zealanders to plant millions of native trees to mitigate climate change.


In 2017 we want to see one tree planted for every New Zealander – that’s 4.7 million trees.

The project aims to keep a live count of the number of native trees being planted across New Zealand. But it’s also about planting trees that count – for climate change, biodiversity and restoring and enhancing our environment – native trees.

Trees That Count is being funded by The Tindall Foundation, and delivered by Project Crimson Trust in partnership with Pure Advantage and DOC.


Why keep count

Trees That Count logo.

Counting the trees means we can recognise all of the great work that thousands of Kiwis do each year.

It also helps measure the impact we could collectively have on climate change. 

Get involved

Every Kiwi can play their part in slowing down climate change. Join the movement to plant and look after millions more trees for generations to come.

There are heaps of ways to get involved:

  • pledge your plantings
  • register your planting projects
  • fund or gift trees
  • pledge volunteer time.

See the Trees That Count website for more information.

Trees That Count banner.

Trees That Count banner.

What are the trees that count?

All trees must be native to New Zealand to assist with restoring and enhancing our environment, our biodiversity as well as impacting climate change.

Here are a few common native tree and shrub species that will meet Trees that Count's criteria for planting:

  • pōhutukawa
  • northern rata
  • kōwhai
  • kauri
  • mataī
  • kawaka
  • red beech
  • black beech
  • titoki
  • rewarewa
  • mānuka
  • rangiora
  • tōtara
  • rimu

For the full list of eligible trees, see the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network website.

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