Photo credit: Irena Cima 2021
Photo credit: Irena Cima 2021

Kotahi Miriona Rākau

Million Trees

The Million Trees project aims to green Auckland by planting millions of trees and shrubs, mostly native, across the region.

Photo credit: Irena Cima 2021

1.5 Million Trees

Mayor Goff’s Million Trees project planted a million trees and shrubs, mostly native, across the region in its first three years.

Having met, and exceeded, the million-tree target, Mayor Goff’s committed the council to planting a further 1.5 million native trees and shrubs during his second term.

For planned million trees events and other scheduled planting days scroll to the bottom of the page. 

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A young boy plants a small manuka at Puhinui reserve.
Planting manuka at Puhinui reserve.
Photo credit: Irena Cima Photography 2021

2022 Matariki community planting days

Matariki is a star cluster which reappears in our sky’s during mid-winter and marks the beginning of the new lunar year. 

Matariki is a time of renewal and new life – and also the best tree planting season. Our community tree-planting days will be held across the region this winter.

The trees and shrubs we plant will make our city more beautiful, create carbon sinks to help reduce emissions, and reduce siltation into our harbours and waterways.

Sponsors and supporters


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Sustainable Coastlines logo
Forest and Bird Youth logo

Planting days and Covid-19

Events will be run in line with the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

For more information regarding 2022 planting days see the links below.