INV Sponsor a Tree is an initiative to support ecological restoration in New Zealand. Sponsors commit to sponsoring a specific tree for USD $5 per month. The sponsorship funds all aspects of the tree’s development, such as growing the tree from seed, planting, monitoring, and tree care as required (such as weeding grass from around the base, watering, fertilising, and mulching). Your sponsorship will dramatically increase the chance of your tree thriving and providing habitat and protection for local wildlife.
Who can sponsor a tree?
INV Sponsor a Tree is open to everyone. You don’t even need to be a volunteer! We suggest family and friends of a volunteer may wish to sponsor a tree in support, or you may wish to gift a year’s tree sponsorship for a birthday, wedding gift, or newborn.
Can I name my tree or dedicate my tree?
Of course! In fact we encourage you to do so. We are unable to place a plaque next to the tree due to risk of damaging the roots or impede the tree as it gets older. However we can attach a label to the tree at a small one-off charge with a message of your choosing.
What do sponsors receive?
Sponsors will receive a certificate outlining their sponsorship support including information about the tree and why that species was planted, a photo of their tree, the specific location, and information about the general revegetation project. Sponsors will also receive annual updates on their tree and how it is growing.
What happens if my sponsored tree dies?
Unfortunately it can and does happen that despite the best care, a specific tree can simply not thrive. In that case we will replant a replacement tree.