September 27, 2021

EcoShackNZ and Trees That Count

By John Boy Jerry Csapo-Camu
EcoShackNZ and Trees That Count

When you support us, you are also supporting our collaboration with Trees That Count, a non-profit organisation that plant native trees all over Aotearoa.

By supporting native tree planting, you’re playing an important role in reducing net CO2 emissions, strengthening New Zealand’s biodiversity and helping communities thrive – and we reckon that’s a story worth sharing.

By supporting native tree planting, you're reducing your carbon footprint and helping New Zealand grow in lots of other ways. From helping our indigenous birds thrive to giving our economy a helping hand.

You're a biodiversity champion.

More than 4,000 New Zealand native plants and animals are threatened or at risk of extinction and in need of our protection. By supporting native tree planting, you’re creating more habitats for our threatened wildlife and helping build ecosystems that are more resilient to threats and diseases.

You're helping Kiwis breathe easier

Native trees improve the quality of our air by removing pollutants from the air. Plants are often seen as the “lungs” of an ecosystem because they absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Research also shows that Kiwi kids who spend more time surrounded by nature are less likely to develop asthma. Pretty awesome right?

You're looking after our rare species

80% of our trees, ferns and flowering plants are endemic (found only in New Zealand). Our unique native trees such as the kōwhai, pōhutukawa, kauri and tī kōuka (cabbage tree) are something we’re all proud of and embedded in our identity as New Zealanders. By helping plant more of our iconic native species, you’re protecting our unique flora and fauna for the future.

You're doing your bit for New Zealand's economy

Native trees are great for the environment, that’s a given, but they also help our economy. Our beautiful landscapes and forests are part of our clean, green image and key to why our products and produce are so highly valued around the world. In our communities, more native tree planting also means more jobs and keeps local nurseries busy and thriving.


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