Trees for Survival

Photo: Anna White

Kids Helping Nature

Trees for Survival (TfS) is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to help landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity. Over 5,000 school students are involved with the programme.

Awhitu District School has moved its Trees for Survival growing operation into the Awhitu Landcare community nursery - with the approval of Waiuku Rotary, sponsors since Awhitu School began the programme in 1998.

Kowhai Award for Awhitu School

The Awhitu School Trees for Survival team has recently been awarded a Kowhai Award for outstanding work with the programme. Growing their own native plants from seed gathered at the Awhitu Regional Park has become an annual routine for the children, fitted into the busy school programme.

The Awhitu TfS team are greatly enjoying their new ‘purpose built’ facilities in the Landcare nursery.

Awhitu School pupils