Helping Hands: More trees in our own back yards

Date: 10-Dec-2021

UPS Power Solution’s Helping Hands Initiative continues to look for new ways to support the communities of our staff and customers, however this does not mean that existing recipients of a Helping Hand miss out.


Ongoing support of Trees That Count (website) has seen over 300 new native trees planted and we are delighted that our trees are in three main areas where our staff live, work and play.  Together these trees are expected to remove 139.8 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere over the next 50 years.


The latest batch of 100 trees will be planted in Canterbury overlooking the port in Lyttelton at Ross Terrace, where approximately 7 acres of land is being revegetated. These trees will hopefully attract tuis back to Lyttelton and improve biodiversity with neighboring Major Hornbrook Reserve.


These trees join our other plantings in Forest at the Heart of Wellington, and two plantings in the Auckland region one at Newton Reserve and the other at Bethells Road. For our team, knowing that you can walk the dog or take the kids to a park in view of trees that we helped put there will be a long-lasting pleasure.


Trees That Count has been active since 2016 and this year passed the exiting milestone of 40,000,000 trees planted. We look forward to continuing to add to this tally and helping to ensure the future of New Zealand.


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