Be With a Tree Event 10 Days, 10 Tree Challenges
Forest and Bird’s kids' club, Kiwi Conservation Club, is asking New Zealanders to 'Be with a Tree' in June to celebrate how amazing these organisms are.
Between 31 May–9 June KCC and their partners Garden to Table, Otari Wilton Bush, NZ Arborists and Enviroschools Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui are setting 10 different tree challenges for people to join in with. The challenges are designed to enable people from all areas of Aotearoa to participate, even if they are in the middle of the city. One of the challenges is to vote for your favourite hero tree whilst another calls for you to spend time with a species of tree you have never seen before. Share why trees are important to you on leaf outlines from our hero trees or meet a tree of significance. Trees are linked with our identity, hold memories, provide a habitat, are a source of sustenance for humans and other animals as well as helping our climate–there is so much to discover about them.
People can share their completed challenges in a variety of ways including social media #bewithatree
The full list of challenges and more information about the event are available on KCC’s website kcc.org.nz/be-with-a-tree
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Educators in Aotearoa New Zealand can find out about local events and opportunities for collaboration by emailing