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Million Trees

​What is Million Trees?

In 2017, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched the Million Trees project. The Million Trees project aims 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.

1.5 Million Trees

Having met, and exceeded, the million-tree target, Mayor Goff in late 2019 committed the council to planting a further 1.5 million native trees and shrubs during the 2019-2022 council term.

2021 Matariki community planting days

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns last year, Auckland Council’s popular Matariki tree-planting days had to be cancelled.

However, New Zealand’s successful response to the pandemic means that we can once again hold tree-planting days across Auckland to celebrate Matariki this year.

One of the key themes of Matariki is getting together with friends and family and remembering those who came before us. These themes are especially relevant this year after the challenges we faced during the pandemic.

Aucklanders are warmly invited to come along to one of our tree planting days this year to help green our city and make it a more beautiful place.

The trees and shrubs we plant this year will make our city more beautiful, create carbon sinks to help reduce emissions, and reduce siltation into our harbours and waterways.

By attending a tree-planting day, you’ll be able to leave a green legacy for future generations, teach your children and grandchildren about the value of environmental stewardship and participate in improving Auckland’s environmental future.

Dates and locations

To register for any of the community planting sessions listed below, please visit Eventbrite.

May

​Event name and location ​Date and session times Register

Corporate and Schools Day

Puhinui Reserve, Wiri

​Thursday 27 May
10am to 3pm
​Register now

Community Planting Day

Puhinui Reserve, Wiri

​Saturday 29 May

10am and 1pm

Register now

 June

​Event name and location​Date and session times​Register

Community Planting

In partnership with Auckland Council's Regional Parks

Tapapakanga Regional Park, Franklin

​Saturday 13 June

10am

Register now

Corporate and Schools Day

Hosking Reserve, Upper Harbour

​Thursday 17 June

9:30am and 12:30pm

​Register now

Community Planting Day

​Hosking Reserve, Upper Harbour

​Saturday 19 June

9:30am and 12:30pm

Register now

​Community Planting

In partnership with Auckland Council’s Regional Parks

Tapapakanga Regional Park, Franklin

​Sunday 20 June

10am

Register now

​Community Planting Day

In partnership with CVNZ

Sanders Reserve, Upper Harbour

​Friday 25 June

10am

Register now

​Corporate and Schools Day

Totara Park, Manurewa

​Thursday 24 June

10am and 1pm

Register now

Community Planting Day

​Totara Park, Manurewa

​Saturday 26 June

10am and 1pm

​Register now

July

Event name and location​​Date and session times​Register

​Community Matariki Planting Day

In partnership with Sustainable Coastlines

Harbourview-Orangihina Park, Te Atatū Peninsula

​Saturday 3 July

10am

Register now

​Community Planting Day

In partnership with CVNZ

Sanders Reserve, Upper Harbour

​Saturday 3 July

10am

Register now

Check back here for more Matariki planting days being added soon.

For information on parking arrangements at any of the events listed above, please contact:

Will.Edmonds@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Ongoing work

Planting work is happening in Auckland through:

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

 

Video - planting the millionth tree

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