We’re Greening the City by giving away thousands of native trees in Takutai Square.
Planting trees is one of the many ways we can each take action to mitigate climate change. It’s an easy and incredibly satisfying way to help make a difference.
That's why we’re giving away thousands of native trees in Britomart's Takutai Square from Wednesday 19 April to Friday 21 April: because it gives people the opportunity and know-how to help tackle climate change by planting their own.
The trees on offer have been raised from seeds in the nursery at The Landing, the 1,000-acre Bay of Islands heritage estate that’s under the stewardship of the same team behind the patient regeneration of Britomart.
We're encouraging donations to the Motutapu Restoration Trust to support the incredible work they do in the Hauraki Gulf. Anyone can come and collect one or two trees and make a donation with cash or via the Westpac tap-and-go terminals.
Here is a breakdown of the events:
- Greening the City
Come to Takutai Square and collect one or two native trees to take home and plant.
Wednesday 19 April and Thursday 20 April, 11am-5pm
Friday 21 April, 11am-3pm
- Lunchtime Planting Workshops
Free half-hour workshops covering the basics of planting and successfully raising native trees hosted by Caleb Scott, nursery manager at The Landing.
Wednesday 19 April-Friday 21 April 12.30pm-1pm
Numbers are limited so please place your registration here.
- Children’s Planting Workshops
Special school-holiday planting workshops for children, hosted by Caleb Scott, nursery manager at The Landing. Everyone who attends gets to take home a tree to plant themselves.
Wednesday 19 April-Friday 21 April 11am-11.30am
Numbers are limited so register here.
We can't wait to see you down here!