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The Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees by 2028. The One Billion Trees Programme will deliver improved social, environmental, and economic outcomes for New Zealand.
Optimize land use
mitigate climate change
support Māori values and aspirations
protect the environment
support New Zealand’s transition to a low emissions economy.
The Government has allocated $120 million through the One Billion Trees Fund for direct grants to landowners – particularly farmers – to include trees on their farms. The Fund does not support whole farm conversions and has a target of planting two-thirds natives.
How will New Zealand meet the goal of planting 1 billion trees?
Their initial estimates consequently suggest at least 500 million trees will be delivered through current planting rates.
The Government’s role is as follows. So through Te Uru Rākau is supporting increased planting of both permanent trees and plantation forests. We’ll use a mix of exotic and native tree species. The plantings will create benefits for all New Zealanders.
We’re focused on making it easier to plant trees by:
improving incentives to support the right trees, in the right place, for the right purpose.
We will also look at how we partner with New Zealanders to achieve this goal through research, innovation, and sector development initiatives.
The One Billion Trees Fund supports individuals and groups across New Zealand to plant trees or manage land sustainably. Te Uru Rākau’s role is to work in partnership directly with landowners and organizations. All who want to achieve the goal of planting one billion trees by 2028.
3. The fund is focused on partnering with organizations and groups. All thereby enabling an increase in tree planting. So whether through research, innovation, or sector development.
Source: Government of New Zealand One Billion Trees Fund
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