Plant a tree on Motuihe Island - Help replant a forest with native trees
Motuihe Island / Te Motu-a-Ihenga
The perfect gift for life - For just NZ$75
When you sponsor a Motuihe Kauri, Puriri or Pohutukawa tree, your name or the name of your choice will be recorded as the registered sponsor on our database. You will receive a full colour certificate showing the unique tree ID number and details of the precise location of the tree in longitude and latitude derived from the Global Positioning System. (GPS).
You can plant the tree or we can plant it for you. You can visit the tree and you may be able to see it after a few years on Google by inserting the GPS coordinates.
Our apologies - the Motuihe Trust Nursery is not able to supply Kauri trees as at 22 April 2018 due to no plant stock. More seed has been germinated however this will take approx 2 years before the seedlings are of planting size.
Will grow to more than 50 metres with a girth of up to 16 metres. Used to cover most of the North Island of NZ more than 1000 years ago. Trees were used for boat building, carving, house building.
(Photo courtesy of Department of Conservation)
Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa)
Best known of New Zealand coastal trees because of its attractive wide-spreading habit and the profusion of red flowers it bears about Christmas time hence it is commonly known as the NZ Christmas Tree. Will grow to more than 20 metres.
Puriri (Vitex lucens)
The Puriri tree can grow up to 20 m tall, with a trunk commonly up to 1.5 m in diameter, frequently thicker, and a broad spreading crown. Puriri was actively and selectively logged in the past to provided timber for a wide range of end uses. Puriri bears fruit year round for nectar loving birds. Puriri is highly valued as an aid in increasing kereru (native pigeon) populations.
The total cost per tree is NZ$75 inclusive of all charges