The Trees for Survival (TfS) programme is run by the TfS Charitable Trust and is a hands-on environmental education experience for children promoting growing and planting native trees and shrubs to:
• help control soil erosion
• safeguard water quality
• increase biodiversity by providing new habitats for animals and other plants
• restore and beautify our landscape
• remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
• renew a natural resource
In doing so children learn key plant care techniques and experience the enjoyment to be gained from caring for and growing plants. They also gain an appreciation of the value of our native flora and the key role plants play in supporting ecosystems.
The programme also creates community partnerships by engaging not only schools and landowners but service clubs, regional and local councils, business sponsors and volunteers who all work together to protect our environmental heritage.
Currently some 155 schools involving 5,000 children plant 70,000 trees each year. In June this year we celebrated planting the millionth tree within the programme.
Trees for Survival intend to use this significant achievement to create momentum to grow the organisation in 2010. They are currently seeking new sponsors, trustees, volunteers, schools, landowners and media partners. If you would like to help or find out more about Trees for Survival please contact David on 09 526 1561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Boyd; Ruud Kleinpaste; Rob Fenwick
Media Releases: http://business.scoop.co.nz/2010/05/17/school-c...
About us video: http://www.tfsnz.org.nz/aboutus.cfm#About_Trees...