Recreating a forest
to answer ecological and
I am reforesting a recently purchased lot of land, that was planted with Pinus radiata. The reforestation will increase biodiversity, increase shade, reduce heat absorption from land, soil erosion and wildfires, protect the existing waterways and retain water in the soil. This new growing forest will be permanently protected with a QEII trust covenant.
This project is completely NOT-FOR-PROFIT. It is purely to
give back to Nature and future generations.
You can be part of this ACTION by becoming a
Photos of birds from NZ Department of Conservation
An urgent matter
Reforesting land and preserving our forest ecosystems are in line with number 13 and 15 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that recommend to halt deforestation, restore forests and other natural habitats that have been degraded and damaged by over'exploitation, substantially increase afforestation and reforestation, all of which are vital actions for mitigating the impact of climate change and conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems.
New Zealand is covered by 24% in native forests while 50% is dedicated to pasture and agriculture. In the early 1800s 2/3 of the country was still covered in native forests.
Use of wood, human caused fires to create pasture land, introduction of invasive species like possums, cats, dogs, stoats and weasels destroyed the forests and killed native birds.
Forest cover of New Zealand circa 1840 and present day forest cover (
Creating a new forest by sourcing seeds from local sanctuary
The advantage of this regrowing forest is that is located adjacent to our home-bush reserve, which is a natural source of seeds of native trees and plants. Much of the work will be done naturally. Birds will help by dispersing seeds from the native forest via their droppings, and other seeds are commonly dispersed by the wind.
To support the natural regeneration I will plant a mix of native species that I will source from our home-bush as seeds and seedling or will buy from a nearby local nursery: manuka, kanuka, totara, puriri, rimu, kowhai, kahikatea, miro...
Contact us to come and join us in this effort to help restoration.
You can come help in weeding, trapping, planting, measuring tree growth, collecting seeds, nursing seedlings and more
Patron the project of restoring and protecting while offsetting your carbon footprint. We offer the space on the land for YOUR trees.
You can patron for: planting trees, setting up a nursery, collecting and planting seeds, trapping invasive carnivores, weeding the deforested area from invasive plants.
Research & Education
Participate to educational programs and research
You can come to this site to understand the risks of climate change, ecosystem modification and biodiversity loss and learn about regeneration of a forest, sustainable living and how to do mitigation and nature improvement actions.
You can come and use part of this regenerating forest for your research purposes
We need to quickly protect the remaining primary and intact forests, while increasing reforestation and afforestation.
Up to a third of emissions reductions needed by 2030 for the Paris agreement (less than 2°C) could be obtained with these natural climate
Griscom et al. 2017