Get advice on planting trees

It’s a good idea to talk to experts before you start planning or planting your forest.

Who to contact for help

You can get guidance in planning your forest planting from a number of organisations. You can also hire a forestry consultant to help you.

Contact someone from your industry or:

Good practice guidance for planting

Your regional council will have local guides for the types of trees best suited to your location. Many councils have land management teams who can help you with advice and will often have additional funding options available.

Council maps and websites – Local Government New Zealand

Your local plant nursery or garden centre can provide advice on what trees and plants do well in your area.

It's worth talking to neighbours who've planted forest on their land too.

Information for native (indigenous) planting

The Department of Conservation, Tane’s Tree Trust and Trees That Count have guidance to help you plan a native planting or ecological restoration project.

Resources – Trees That Count

Regional guides for planting natives – Trees That Count

Getting started in planting natives – Trees That Count

Local planting guides – Department of Conservation

Tane’s Tree Trust

Information for native and exotic (non-native) planting

Many regional councils have good information to help you plan your planting. Take a look at your local council’s website for information.

Council maps and websites – Local Government New Zealand

Integrating trees into your farm business

DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand have guidance available for how to integrate trees and forests into your farm business.

DairyNZ

Land management

Riparian planting

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Farms, trees and carbon workshop resources

Catchment Community Group Programme

Other resources

Canopy

Te Uru Rakau – New Zealand Forest Service’s website Canopy has contact information and resources to help you with your forest project.

Get planting advice and help – Canopy

Resources – Canopy

New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association has resources on different native and exotic trees species for the farm, as well as good practice forest management. There are also frequent farm events to learn about other farmers’ experiences.

New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

Who to contact for help

You can get guidance in planning your forest planting from a number of organisations. You can also hire a forestry consultant to help you.

You can contact someone from your industry or:

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