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New international partnership to see more than 30,000 trees planted in Auckland

The Arbor Day Foundation is partnering with Auckland Council as part of its local government’s urban ngahere (forest) strategy. This strategy will increase the urban tree canopy by planting trees in areas of greatest need in the Auckland region.

The council will source thousands of native trees and shrubs to be planted out this year from local nurseries run by local iwi (tribal people) and community organisations.

Auckland Council’s Million Trees project was initiated by Mayor Goff in 2016. Having exceeded the initial target, Goff set the next goal of planting an additional 1.5 million native trees and shrubs during the 2019 to 2022 council term.

Planting events yet to take place are on 18 June, 2 July and 30 July. Visit the Million Trees website to book a volunteer space.

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