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Dreaming of a Green Christmas

December 13 2019

Thousands of tree seedlings grown at The Landing were given away in Britomart, Auckland, as part of a ‘Green Christmas’ campaign.

This summer, we were proud to be part of a project that’s bringing a piece of The Landing into downtown Auckland – and into gardens across the city from there.

Last week, our Nursery Manager Caleb Scott headed to Britomart, a nine-block waterfront precinct in central Auckland that’s owned by the same people behind The Landing, accompanied by thousands of native New Zealand tree seedlings that he’s nurtured into life from seeds from The Landing’s trees.

In turn, the trees that dropped the seeds were also planted by Caleb, who’s been working on the wetland restoration and reforestation project at The Landing for the last 20 years.

The tiny trees he took to Britomart were given away to thousands of Aucklanders in exchange for a gold coin donation to the Native Forest Restoration Trust, as part of Britomart’s “We’re Dreaming of a Green Christmas” campaign.

The idea is to celebrate New Zealand’s summery festive season and help the planet at the same time by taking home some of Caleb’s saplings – there were kaihikatea, pōhutukawa, karo, whārangi, tī kōuka and more to choose from – to plant as a perpetual Christmas tree in backyards across the city.