Trees for Survival
Trees for Survival is a charitable trust which promotes the growing and planting of native trees to help control soil erosion. By encouraging organisations to sponsor and support school students in tending tree seedlings and planting them out on eroding land, the programme brings communities together to protect New Zealand’s soil and water resources.
The usual pattern is that a supporting organisation, such as a Rotary club arranges sponsorship of a plant growing unit – a special shade house at a school. The students grow native plants from seedlings to a plantable age of about 12 months. Each unit can grow up to 1,500 plants per year.
Regional Council staff locate eroding sites suitable for stabilisation by planting and the various parties, including the students, plant out the trees.
Rotary provides support to the programme throughout New Zealand.
DVDs or brochures that outline the TFS programme are available by contacting the National Manager, and further information can be obtained from the Wellington
National Manager
District Contact
Roger Milne
Trees for Survival

PO Box 11836, Ellerslie, Auckland 1542

Mob: 021 636 601

DGN Mitchell Brown (Fiona) (Takaro)
39 Ruffs Road,
Bunnythorpe, R D 5 Feilding 4775
Res: 06 329 2101
Fax: 06 356 1192
Cell: 027 482 2295