'Gift a Tree' Planting Day

All are welcome to join us for this festive day, where we plant a gifted forest.

We are grateful to everyone who gifted a tree in the last year as part of our “Gift a Tree” campaign. We warmly welcome everyone involved to join us in planting these trees in Eskdale Reserve.

Eskdale Reserve is one of the largest urban forests in Auckland with 74 green hectares and is home to an impressive diversity of native species. The restoration of this special area has been the focus of Kaipātiki Project since 1998 and we are still planting trees there to expand and strengthen the ecosystem.

Join us for a festive day in Eskdale Reserve and help us plant hundreds of trees!

Cost: Free
See below for event times and register.
Date Time Location
10am - 1pm
Eskdale Reserve, Glenfield & Domain Rd entrance
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About the initiative

Each year over the festive season, we appeal to people to gift trees to their loved ones instead of more stuff. In the last year have seen about 200 trees gifted to loved ones, friends and colleagues through our gift-a-tree campaign.

Once the orders have come through each year, we plant the native tree seeds at our organic Birkdale plant nursery. With the help of our regular volunteers, we care for the saplings until they are ready for planting, at the right time of the year.