Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves students from RI and around New Zealand growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats and improve streamflow, water quality and increase biodiversity.

This year we nurtured over 500 native plants from seedlings to healthy saplings ready to restore a waterway that ran through the property of Di and Jo Edwards in Clevedon. As well as planting out our 500 plants, farmer Jo took us through his amazing feijoa orchard and lemon grove. He also showed us his shearing shed which he dubbed ‘Jo’s Barbershop’. 

It was a productive, informative and fun day. Di and Jo were amazing hosts and we would like to thank Linzi and Lynda, our Auckland City Council liaisons, for all their support during the year and on planting day. We would also like to thank Auckland Rotary and New World Remuera for their support and sponsorship.

We look forward to nurturing our next lot of natives and continuing the Trees for Survival programme.