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.  Planting commences each season April or May subject to soil moisture conditions through to September.  This allows time for the plant root structure to establish before summer dry conditions.  There is no planting after September. 

Orders for Christmas need to be received before 1st December as ferry services may be cancelled due weather or vessel demands for other services and Trust signatories may not be available. 

Kauri  (Agathis australis) 

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, furniture.

(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

Click here for Plant A Tree Donation form.