Staff from Honda New Zealand and some of its customers will get a change of scene this Friday as they don gumboots and head out to Duder Regional Park in South East Auckland to plant up to 3,000 native trees.
The annual event is a result of TreeFund, an initiative developed by Honda to encourage the planting of native flora and create an opportunity for customers to get involved in greening their communities.
Head of Marketing for Honda New Zealand, Graeme Meyer, says the planting day, in its fourth year at Duder Park, has become a highlight on the calendar.
“Duder Regional Park has become a particular favourite planting site for staff and customers, with its tranquil seaside outlook. It’s our fourth visit and we’re keen to get our hands dirty to help restore local bio-diversity and enhance the park’s natural beauty.”
The team of 50 staff and customers will also be joined by celebrity volunteer and keen environmental supporter Jared Turner from television series The Almighty Johnsons.
Since Honda began funding tree planting back in 2004, the company has planted 13 trees for every new car sold, a total of 487, 175 native trees.