One Billion Trees Programme

The New Zealand government has set a goal to plant a billion trees by 2028, and we need your help to achieve it.

About the One Billion Trees Programme

Find out why the goal has been set to plant one billion trees by 2028 and how we will achieve it.

Funding to help plant one billion trees

There are different funding options for landowners, organisations, and communities who want to plant trees or revert land to native forest. There are also partnership funding options for groups or organisations with workforce development programmes or projects that improve the way we plant or grow trees.

Direct Grants for tree planting

Apply for a grant from the One Billion Trees Fund to help with the costs of tree planting or retiring your land to native forest on your farmland, private land, or Māori land.

Partnership Funding

Access One Billion Trees Partnership Funding from Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) for projects and initiatives that support tree planting and help improve the way we grow and plant trees.

Matariki Tu Rākau Defence Force memorial tree-planting

Access One Billion Trees funding for your community to plant living memorials to commemorate the service men and women of the New Zealand Defence forces, past and present.

A group of people planting seedling trees among some larger established cabbage treets.
Matariki Te Rākau memorial tree planting at Puhinui Reserve, Wiri, New Zealand
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