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Million Trees

Kotahi Miriona Rākau

​What is Million Trees?

Million Trees is a programme to green Auckland by planting a million trees and shrubs, mostly native, across the region over three years.

The millionth tree, a puriri, was planted by Mayor Phil Goff on June 14 at a public planting day at Tōtara Park, Manukau.

Video - planting the millionth tree

Our partners

The Million Trees project has been an enormous effort from many people and organisations, and it would not have been possible without the support of our key partners.

Department of Corrections

Through its prisons and community offender services in the Auckland region, Department of Corrections provides:

  • labour to assist with site preparation, planting and maintenance
  • nursery space to enable us to grow the necessary stock.

Trees That Count

Trees That Count will count all the trees that the council intends to plant.

Our partnership will promote the need to plant native trees across the Auckland region and use technology and innovation to support the ongoing collection of monitoring data.

Ongoing work

Planting work is happening in Auckland through:

  • local boards
  • iwi
  • schools
  • service and social sector groups
  • private entities
  • farmers
  • the council group
  • New Zealand Transport Association
  • developers.

An additional 100,000 plants are expected to be in the ground by the end of the 2019 planting season, exceeding the one million tree target.