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.

30 April 2021

The One Billion Trees fund is now closed for new applications. All existing signed contracts will progress according to the contract terms.

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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.

Progress towards planting one billion trees

Find out how we're tracking towards our goal of planting one billion trees by 2028. See where planting is happening around New Zealand, what is being planted and learn about the projects that have been funded through the One Billion Trees Programme.

Science and the One Billion Trees Programme

Science is vital to successfully plant one billion trees by 2028. Read about our science priorities and projects and how they're helping towards this goal.

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 – New Zealand Forest Service (Forestry New Zealand) for projects and initiatives that support tree planting and help improve the way we grow and plant trees.

Matariki Tu Rākau memorial tree-planting

Access One Billion Trees funding to plant living memorials to honour members of your community.  Funding is provided through community groups, school, councils, marae, and Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Associations.

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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