ADOPT A TREE

WITH BFS ROUND THE BAYS

ONLY 50% OF TREES SURVIVE

WE WANT TO CHANGE THIS

Lots of trees are being planted throughout the Wellington region to help improve our environment. Trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. However, many trees that are planted don’t survive due to grasses, weeds, and other plants competing for sunlight and nutrients in the soil.   

To tackle this problem, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) and Sport Wellington have partnered on an initiative enabling everyone who registers for Wellington Round the Bays 2021 to automatically ‘adopt a tree’ on Mount Vic (at no cost). The more people who register for the event, the larger the area of land on Mount Vic that Sport Wellington will manage the conservation of, in partnership with CVNZ. Through the event, a forest will flourish! 

Register for BFS Round the Bays​​

Automatically adopt a young native tree on Mount Victoria ​

Learn more about the work of CVNZ and how to care for trees 

Watch a Wellington forest flourish and thrive!  

Sign-up for one of our BFS RTB tree ‘releasing’ days on Mount Victoria
​(form below)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Toitū te ngahere, toitū te whenua, toitū te tangata. 

— If we look after the forest, if we look after the land, the land will look after us. 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR ADOPTED TREE

Listen to team leader Joe from Conservation Volunteers NZ explain how to 'release' a native tree. Giving it a second chance of reaching full maturity. 

SIGN UP FOR A TREE RELEASING DAY

'Tree Releasing' is when you remove weeds and overgrown grass from around the native trees - giving them a chance at survival.

This initiative is part of SW’s commitment to delivering Wellington Round the Bays with zero-waste and zero-carbon emissions by 2025. 

This initiative could not be possible with out the help of

Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington is the independent body for sport and recreation and is committed to everyone in the greater Wellington region having a life-long involvement in sport and

active recreation. Sport Wellington is a Regional Sports Trust (RST) established in 1990

with charitable status under the Charities Act. 

www.sportwellington.org.nz 

Principal Charity

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