Today Bowater Honda held another successful Honda TreeFund tree planting day at the back beach of Tahunanui Beach as a part of the council's sand dune recovery programme.
To date Bowater Honda has provided over $70,000 worth of funding for over 13,500 trees which have been planted on Tahunanui Beach, in Appleby, the Moutere and on Haulashore Island.
Today the team from Bowater Honda, along with some dedicated local customers, turned up at the "Raised Carpark" on the Back Beach Road to literally plant a truck load of trees into the sand dunes to aid in the sand dune recovery.
As one of the local customers commented "it is a whole lot easier planting trees in the sand than in the Moutere clay!", referencing a previous Bowater Honda TreeFund Tree Planting Day.
The planting day is a result of Honda’s unique TreeFund initiative. Passionate about restoring bio-diversity, Honda developed TreeFund as an opportunity for customers to become involved in the greening of their own local community and to encourage the planting of native flora. With 13 native trees planted for every new car sold, Honda has been funding tree plantings nationally since 2004, and to date over half a million trees have been planted around the country.
Ten native trees are funded for every new car that Honda New Zealand sells, with another three funded by the dealerships (Bowater Honda) as sellers of that car. So for every new car sold, 13 trees are planted.