UNESCO Aotearoa Plant 500 Trees

Experience the transformative joy of tree planting and join us in creating a greener world for generations to come.

By planting trees, you play a vital role in forest regeneration, biodiversity conservation, and mitigating climate change. This powerful act aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 15: Life on Land and SDG 13: Climate Change. It also helps to clean the air we breathe and the water in our streams! The power of planting trees should never be underestimated. Together, we can leave a positive legacy for our whānau (family) and beyond.

This season, connect with a passionate community, witness the growth of these trees as symbols of hope, and make a lasting impact on our taiao (environment). Join us for a community tree planting day hosted by Kaipātiki Project and supported by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO/ Te Kōmihana Matua o Aotearoa mō UNESCO. Let's harness the incredible power of tree planting and embark on a journey towards a greener and more sustainable future.


Register now to secure your spot for this event and be a part of this extraordinary mahi. Scroll down and click on the Book Now button.


All you need to know about this free community event:


Saturday, 24 June

10am - 1pm


Free BBQ lunch included

✅ All tools provided

✅ All ages welcome

Register below

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This event has been funded by:

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Cost: FREE
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Eskdale Reserve and the UN SDG's

Regeneration activities at Eskdale Reserve has been our flagship since Kaipātiki Project started around the Kaipātiki Stream in 1998. Throughout the year our expert ecologists lead weekly groups of dedicated local volunteers to champion the continued regeneration of this Significant Ecological Area. Flanked by the urban metropolis, and where community, podocarp/broadleaf forest, kauri, kākahi/freshwater mussels, titiwai/glowworms, pekapeka/bats, streams, swamps and saltwater edges intersect, Eskdale Reserve is a truly special place to look after. As we do so, we join a global community, working directly towards 5 of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG's):


3 health and wellbeing 11 sustainable cities 13 climate 14 below water 15 life on land




 If you’re planting trees with us, you may also be interested in our event: 

UNESCO Aotearoa Titiwai Glow Worm Walk

Also funded by the NZ National Commission for UNESCO whose goal it is to connect Aotearoa to UNESCO and the world by the fostering and sharing of ideas, this event will see you exploring the Eskdale Reserve at night, in search of our magnificent Titiwai Glow Worms. You’ll get to witness some of the wildlife that the trees you plant this season will grow to nurture and protect in years to come.

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