Arbor Day: Plant, nurture and celebrate trees

Department of Conservation —  05/06/2015

It’s Arbor Day — a time to plant, nurture and celebrate trees!

This is my tree, by the New Zealand Forest Service, ca. 1954. Alexander Turnbull Library. Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai.

Trees play an important role in moderating our climate, improving our air quality, controlling floodwaters and providing homes and food for our unique wildlife. To celebrate Arbor Day you could…

– plant a native tree in your backyard

– volunteer for a conservation project

– head outdoors and enjoy New Zealand’s wild places

– share this post with your friends and family


This is my tree, by the New Zealand Forest Service, ca. 1954. Alexander Turnbull Library. Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai.