Tree planting is a great way to get outdoors, whether for a family afternoon or volunteer trip with work. It helps native species thrive too, supports local biodiversity, and hungry planters usually tuck into a reward sausage sizzle at the end of the day!
To get you started we’ve put together a selection of upcoming planting days happening across Auckland.
Be part of an important wetland restoration project on Waiheke Island!
- Sunday 10 and Sunday 24 June, 10am-1pm
- Sunday 15 and Sunday 29 July, 10am–1pm
Celebrate Matariki by planting 60,000 trees across June and July as part of the mayor’s Million Trees programme. There’s a free tree for every volunteer from the Trees That Count Trust.
Totara Park, Manurewa
- Friday 15 June, 10am-12pm
- Saturday 16 June, 1pm-3pm
Metro Park East, Millwater
- Sunday 17 June, 10am-12pm
Puhinui Reserve, Manukau
- Friday 27 July, 9.30am-12.30pm
- Saturday 28 July, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Join this local community project to restore the historic Waipapa Stream that runs alongside the Auckland Domain.
- Saturday 23 June, 10am-2pm
Plant native trees and shrubs at Atiu Creek Regional Park on the Kaipara Harbour. We’re aiming to plant 32,000 trees this winter – and you can help.
- Saturday 7 July, 8.30am-4.30pm
What to wear and bring:
Plantings go ahead rain, hail or shine. Wear gumboots or closed-toe shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing. Bring your favourite spade, gardening gloves, water and sunscreen, and check your boots and tools are free of mud before you arrive.