Come Plant Trees for Canterbury

Come and join us at our regular community tree plantings or at our nursery. Let’s make a difference!

Our community plantings are normally about 2 hours long and are so much fun. They are based on the ethos of “If one person plants a million trees, no-one cares but if we all plant the trees, everyone cares”. The plantings are always on community land and are free to join in. No registration is needed. Check out our planting days when you click “Book Now”

You could also join us at our nursery! This can be a fun-filled and eye-opening adventure. You will work alongside our many volunteers (intellectually, physically and socially disadvantaged), potting plants, weeding and doing general duties around the nursery. This is where we get everything ready for our community plantings and giveaways.

We also will take time to talk about Trees for Canterbury, our history and legends, (some may even be true), and we will give you a chance to ask as many questions as you like. Once again this is free to attend but you do need to contact us at the nursery to book a day.

Social Protocols

  1. Be patient - You'll be working as part of a group, so make sure to be patient and wait your turn - we like to be fair and give everyone a go.
  2. Wear your old clothes - This is a hands on experience where it's okay to dress casually, as your clothes may get a bit dirty while you're having fun!
  3. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  4. Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.

Cultural Protocols

  1. A chance to relax - This experience is one way Kiwis like to relax and enjoy life so it will seem very relaxed. Have fun, enjoy slowing down (away from work or study) and relax!
  2. Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
  3. Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
  4. Permission for photos - If you are taking photos that include other people, always ask them first if they are happy for their photograph to be taken.
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