Our Eco Commitment
Since Tree Gifts NZ started in 2005, we have helped kiwi's plant over 63,083 trees and plants! We are whole heatedly committed to providing a green and sustainable gift option and are continually working on our sustainable efforts. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
- Our custom made wooden gift boxes are made from sustainable recycled pine, reusable around the home or office.
- We use 100% biodegradable natural Hessian fabric biodegradable cellophane in the wrapping of our tree root cells.
- Where possible printed material is on recycled paper or card.
- Our wood wool packaging is made from untreated pine. Reusable in the garden around plants to keep the bugs away, or along with any cellophane used in packaging can be layered in your compost.
- We re-use packaging from our suppliers where possible to send our larger corporate orders and encourage our customers to do the same.
Did you know...
- Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet, and one of earth's greatest natural resources. Not only do trees keep our air supply clean, but they are great for; reducing noise, improving water quality, helping to prevent erosion, providing food for families and creating shade / shelter.
- On average one person uses 2 pine trees' worth of paper products each year.
- One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces whilst driving 41,890 km. That means you could drive from Cape Reinga to the Bluff here in NZ that's from one end to the other... AND BACK ... 10 times!
- New Zealand's oldest tree is the magnificient Kauri Tane Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest. Whilst it's age is unknown, it is estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years old. Wow!
Please note: These figures have been collected from various sources and have not been independently verified by Tree Gifts NZ, we offer them for your own additional research but trust you find them interesting.