30,000 trees to mark 30 years
Over the last year, we funded the planting of more than 30,000 native trees in the following ways:
GIFTING TREES:Every time someone buys a Honda, they get gifted a tree, regardless of whether it is a new or used Honda. The first time a person purchases a car they are sent a native tree and if they are repeat customers, a donation/gift tree is made on their behalf to Trees that Count.
THE HONDA FOREST: Honda is funding the planting of a forest of some 2.5 hectares in Kaiapoi, an area hit hard by the Canterbury earthquakes. It’s a significant project as there were once around 700 homes in this location which was red-zoned in the aftermath of the quakes. The Honda forest area will consist of native trees and plantings around a large lake with walkways and cycling tracks throughout. This will not only help to restore biodiversity to the area, it will also provide a wonderful lasting recreational area for the community, making Kaiapoi a a greener place to live and visit.
PLANTING DAYS: Honda staff and customer planting days were held up and down the country in 2018 and 2019. Sites were organised in conjunction with local conservation groups and Trees That Count and varied from bushwalk and riverbank restorations to greenbelt plantings in cities. These events were organised during the planting seasons, to ensure the trees had the best chance of establishing themselves.
TREES THAT COUNT:A large number of trees were funded and planted through Honda’s ongoing partnership with Trees That Count – an organisation that has built a unique community and marketplace connecting native tree planters with funders. For more information on the great work this organisation is doing, visit www.treesthatcount.co.nz.