our forests

To replenish our lands to a more natural state, we’ve sourced thousands of plants and trees, primarily from local ecosystems. As well as plants that offer food for birds and bees, we’ve also planted a number of rare Northland species. One of the first trees to establish on bare ground in New Zealand is Manuka. It’s the first pioneer in a natural process of re-afforestation and a foundation for producing our Manuka honey.

To help re-establish Tahi’s native forests, we plant between 10,000 and 20,000 Manuka trees a year, as well as another 10,000 plants of other species, including many rare plants and many that produce nectar for birds and bees. We grow most of the plants from seed and cuttings taken from our existing site.