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.
26 March 2021 – Funding application update
We cannot accept any more One Billion Trees applications. The number of applications in progress will exceed the limit of the fund if approved.
If you have applied for funding, we will contact you to discuss your application.
Existing signed contracts will progress as scheduled.
Find out why the goal has been set to plant one billion trees by 2028 and how we will achieve it.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.