Time to talk Take Action on Climate Change

TreeTime’s mission is two pronged: reducing atmospheric carbon levels to prevent further acceleration in global temperatures, and promoting and restoring the flora and fauna unique to New Zealand. These are well-established environmental goals that are beneficial to all living species in this country and on this planet.

Our Solution...

Trees For

Planting exotic, non-invasive species, promotes rapid growth and carbon sequestration. Exotic trees offer minor to medium levels of biodiversity.

Trees For

Native trees in New Zealand are slow-growing but confer a range of ecological benefits, including providing sanctuary for a range of flora and fauna.

Climate Change Commission's Advice

Protecting the future

The commission would see a significant increase in new native forests established on less productive land. The Ministry for Primary Industries forecasts that there will be around 12,000 hectares of new native forests established in 2021. Our path would see this ramp up to 25,000 hectares per year from 2030.

Planting Trees

Ideally, exotic afforestation would continue the trajectory expected under current policies up until 2030, averaging around 25,000 hectares per year. From 2030 onwards, the rate of afforestation for carbon removals would reduce. In total, around 380,000 hectares of new exotic forestry would be established by 2035.

Commission's Recommendations

Cold Hard Facts...

Carbon Released into the Atmosphere in the last 1000 years...

Carbon Capture

By planting exotic trees we can capture carbon at a rate 5x faster than native trees over the first 30 years. TreeTime's carbon capture tree is the Knobcone-Monterey Cross Pine. This species grows rapidly, sequestering 7,780kg of CO2 in the crucial first 30 years.


Our exotics do not spread their seed, and promote low to medium levels of biodiversity and soil control. When interplanted, the exotic trees will grow quickly, acting as a nurse by providing shelter and other benefits to aid the native species in their growth.

See your CO2 offsets in the app...

Loss of Biodiversity

Humans & The Extinction Crisis

Below are a few native species we will be supporting...


Native trees, like the Silver Beech, are slow-growing and can be difficult/expensive to establish. However, the exotic species acts as a nurse, and aids growth. Native trees promote indigenous flora and fauna, such as birdlife, insects, ferns and flowering plants, ultimately combating the extinction crisis.

Full Native-Forest

Native trees live for thousands of years and act as a long-term carbon store. TreeTime may substitute our species with an alternative native if it will be more conductive to the ecosystem of the particular site. In 150-200 years, we expect our forests will convert to 100% native forest and bush, living for thousands of years.

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