- 82% of beetles
- 75% of freshwater fish
- 62% of marine mammals
- 88% of lizards
- 95% of snails
- 50% of plants
Numbers of this scale aren’t seen anywhere else.
What is so wonderful about New Zealand’s endemic species, is that they can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
If they cease to exist here, then sadly, they will be lost forever.
40% of plants and 70% of animals, live only here, in Aotearoa.
We can only protect them by building on these precious eco-systems that they rely on. As well as preserving those that already stand.
As of today’s date 9th July 2021 (to any future readers) our current native tree offering is the Silver Beech Tree.
The reasons we have opted to plant Silver Beech are many.
Firstly, they are conducive to our planting sites.
Secondly, they grow really well in shaded, cool areas.
Thirdly, they promote biodiversity, offering the perfect shelter to indigenous forest dwelling animals.
Silver Beech and most Beech species grow well as a monoculture forest. Almost half of all forests where beech trees are present, have only Beech trees within them.
However, our native tree of choice will differ depending on the planting sites. It is of the utmost importance that we choose the right tree for the right place.
So that we can ensure long-term survival. As well as the assurance for our donators that their trees will live for hundreds if not thousands of years.
The forests we plant, will always be legally protected. We also promise on-going maintenance of our forests to ensure survival.
The cost to plant native trees with us is $15NZD. The cost of which covers land price, seedling costs, nursery costs, wages, and on-going maintenance of your tree!
See more on our why it matters page.