Skydive Auckland Conservation Project
We are committed to caring for our whenua and environment, which is why we are undertaking a conservation project to convert some of our land into wetland by planting with native trees. This will provide more oxygen-converters, increase biodiversity and reduce soil erosion in the flood-prone area.
We are working with Trees for Survival and through this partnership, this season, we have now had 2,082 native trees planted by school students into their forever home on our land.
In June 2022, Kaipara College and Avondale College students planted 1,302 native trees on our land. Then in August 2022 St Peter’s College students visited us for a very rainy planting day where they planted 780 trees! We helped on the day and then provided a sausage sizzle for all.
Our task now is to ensure the trees are well looked after and the students are welcome to return to see their progress!
Our team have also planted a further 400 native trees that we either grew from seed ourselves, or purchased from local nurseries, bringing our total natives planted to 2,482 this season.
We are committed to caring for our whenua and environment, which is why we are undertaking a conservation project to convert some of our land into wetland by planting with native trees. We are planting the entire riparian edge of the property which will create an excellent corridor for the native birds and insects, filter the runoff from the land, stabilise the soil during flooding, fix the carbon from the atmosphere and generate oxygen.
When anyone purchases a skydive with us they are provided with the option plant to plant two trees and we then purchase native trees in bulk to plant as part of our ongoing conservation project.