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Recreating a forest

to answer ecological and

climate emergency

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.

​Reforestation is the best natural way to absorb CO2 permanently, thanks to the act of photosynthesis.

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


and adopting, gifting or dedicating trees.

Photos of birds from NZ Department of Conservation

post felling devastation

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.

pine forest

before logging


after logging

natural regrowth


deforestation in NZ


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.


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...

You can participate to this mission as a patron or volunteer or as a carbon conscious traveler or carbon conscious consumer.



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. Adopt a tree for yourself or others.


You can patron for: planting trees, setting up a nursery, collecting and planting seeds, trapping invasive carnivores, weeding the deforested area from invasive plants.

You can send your contribution from home, that will be counted as voluntary carbon offset for your CO2 footprint

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

native forest

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

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