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Plans for 2024

In 2024, we'll be doubling the number of plants we grow to a staggering 60,000 plants. We'll run four planting days, with the aim of planting 20,000 plants. We haven't settled on where the remainder of the plants will go, but we intend to give them to some of the great environmental groups around the Christchurch area.

We hope you'll join us! Please keep in touch on our Facebook page.

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Eco action was founded in 2016. We've since planted more than 42,000 plants, and continue to expand our capacity and membership with the help of the community. Eco-Action has established 23 satellite nurseries around Christchurch, and continue to establish more. With your help, we want to keep exploding the number of plantings we do every year, so that we, and those that come after us can enjoy a thriving environment.

We've planted Akeake, Black seeded sedge, Cabbage tree, Carex secta, Coprosma propinqua, Coprosma, Robusta, Corokia cotoneaster, Five Finger, Flax cookianum, Flax Tenax, Giant Rush, Griselinia litoralis, Hebe koromiko, Hebe small leaf, Kahikatea, Kanuka, Kowhai microphylla, Kowhai prostrate, Lacebark, Horeria, Lancewood ferox, Lancewood straight, Lophomyrtus, Manuka, Marbleleaf, Muhlenbechia astonii, Mysine australis, Ngaio, Oleria paniculata, Pittosporum eugenoides, Pittosporum tenuifolium, Ribbonwood Plagianthus regius, Toitoi, Totara, Windgrass, and Wineberry.


A huge thanks to:

Parents and friends

Who "donated a tree planted" helping Eco-Action to purchase the gear to plant,  grow, and finally mulch and maintain the planted trees. 

Fulton Hogan

For the transport of shipping containers filled with plants. Thi allows us to massively expand the size of our plantings, and eliminates lots of manual labour.

Anonymous donors

For their generous cash donations that go to many essential parts of our operation.

Mitre10 Mega, Papanui

For discounts for bins.

Isaacs Construction 

For all the road cones that make such excellent irrigation stands for all our nurseries.

Bunnings, Shirley

For donating all sorts of odds and ends. Buckets, watering cans, shovels, trays, rakes, brushes.

Shirley Boy's High School, Christ's College, St Margarets, Rangi Ruru and Cathedral Grammar

For seed funding and ongoing financial and logistics support as well as access to student time and transport. 

The Christchurch City Council

For most of our funding, all of our planting land, and all manner of essential support and services.

Fire and Emergency, Christchurch

For filling our water tanks before planting days, and watering our plantings.

Kingspan insulated panels

For their kind donation of $4000.

Mainland Tank and Drums Ltd

For donating the tanks used for irrigation during droughts, and tanks that are repurposed as plant carriers.


For their many wheeliebins, for potting mix to supply all our satellite nurseries.

The Toolshed

For the 33% discount, allowing us to purchase 100 spades.

Rossco Bobcats

For donating and transporting around 50m3 of bark mulch to act as weed control at the Chimera Crescent block that was planted without being mechanically pre-mulched.

The Waiora Trust

For tens of thousands of pots, trays, and frames used in propagation.

The Department of Corrections and those providing community service

For their invaluable work in the red zone, doing the hard yards, when we aren't able to.

CLS, Canterbury Landscape Supplies

For the excellent potting mix, seed mix and pumice that keep the plants healthy. 

Protranz Ltd

For donating both the transport and the water used for the insurance irrigation.

Stark Brothers Engineering

For the 12 trips in their 20 tonne tip truck transporting the mulch to site.

House of Travel, Merivale

For their signage, and cash contribution towards purchasing weedmats and PB3 bags.

Christchurch Arborist businesses

For chipped mulch to help reduce herbicide use. Mulch limits weed germination between our newly planted trees. (250m3 by Mar 2019 so far) In particular thanks to Reuben from Regarding Trees Ltd for donating his time and machine plus worker to chip and turn to mulch, weed tree species on the Brooker Ave area like Elderberry, Cherry, Robinia.

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