The Government’s billion trees programme could offer an educational opportunity for New Zealanders. And the Waitaki Community Gardens Trust wants to launch a project that shows how, reports the Otago Daily Times…
As local councils respond to the effects of climate change, they’ll need to properly consider Māori interests, new research warns. Treaty breaches and litigation will follow if they don’t. Carmen Parahi reports in Stuff.
As at June 30, 2019, of the 81 grants approved by the One Billion Trees Fund, 61 included native plantings representing around 1.65 million trees – currently around 36 percent of the trees approved. The Fund also provides funding for fencing to support regeneration. We’ll continue monitoring the split between planting exotics and natives. More
More than 22 million trees were planted in Scotland last year in what has been described as a “critical contribution to the global climate emergency”. “In Scotland alone, around 9.5 million tonnes of CO2 each year are removed from the atmosphere by our forests – this is a clear example of why an increase in… Read more »
As part of an Environmental Workshop hosted by Te Uru Rākau, this picture was created to give an idea of the elements involved in New Zealand’s Forestry Strategy.
According to Ministers Shane Jones and Damien O’Connor, the 1 Billion Trees programme is aimed at farmers, with a target of two-thirds natives and the remainder plantation. Farmers could tap into $240 million in grants but there had not been a big uptake. “I’ve been puzzled over why they have been so slow to come… Read more »
Dairy farmers Mark and Jennifer McDonald began planting native trees on their Methven property in 2009, and now bird life is returning and water quality has improved, Mark says. More in this piece from RNZ.
Te whakamahinga whenua Neke atu i te haurua o ngā whenua e whakahaeretia ana e ngā pāmu Māori he pārae otaota i te tau 2018 (51 ōrau, tōna 228,000 heketea).Ko tōna hauwhā he ngahere paina (23 ōrau, tōna 104,000 heketea). Ko te toenga he puihi, he mānuka me ētahi atu whenua. Tērā hoki tōna whenua… Read more »
Farmers on a 800 ha hill country farm near Shannon find “carbon farming” more profitable than sheep farming. The farmers aim to return the whole property to natives and in the meantime are carbon farming exotic species to fund the transition. A recent report from Rabobank shows the returns from carbon farming can be better… Read more »
All pathways to net zero carbon by 2050 depend on planting more trees. But does the type of tree make a difference and what role can natives play in the Government’s One Billion Tree Programme? This article from the Otago Daily Times looks at the possibilities in an easy to understand manner. https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/resilient/seeing-forest