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


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.

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

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

It could also help to measure the collective impact we 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:

  • Enter your tree count data
  • Register your planting projects
  • Fund or gift trees
  • Pledge volunteer time or land

You can get involved as an individual, family, business or organisation.

See the Trees That Count website for more information.

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

See the guide What kinds of trees count? (PDF, 321KB).

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