Help us fight myrtle rust

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Project Crimson has planted hundreds of thousands of pohutukawa and rata trees since it was established in 1990 and has played a major role in turning around the health of the species after it was discovered that pohutukawa was perilously close to extinction in parts of Northland.

But pohutukawa is under threat again. The Project Crimson Trust is seriously concerned for the impact of myrtle rust on pohutukawa; at this stage there’s no way of predicting how our native plants will cope with this fungal disease. We are asking for your help as New Zealand faces a major biosecurity threat to native plants with the discovery of myrtle rust.

100% of all donations will be used to help Project Crimson work on ways to fight or control myrtle rust, including undertaking research, raising awareness of the threat and mobilising Kiwis to take action in their communities.

Why Project Crimson?

Project Crimson is a non-profit, registered charitable Trust.  Not only have we have brought pohutukawa back from the brink of extinction, we have planted over 400,000 native trees and worked with thousands of New Zealanders to protect and renew our beloved native trees. Without Project Crimson some parts of New Zealand would have lost pohutukawa or rata altogether for future generations. Let’s not get close to losing it again.

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  • You could consider becoming a regular donor, or gift to Project Crimson through payroll giving. To make a regular donation to Project Crimson please email us and we will provide you with bank account details and an annual tax receipt

A Partnership with Project Crimson

Project Crimson is one of New Zealand’s preeminent, most enduring and recognised conservation charities. With a specific focus on our hero species pohutukawa and rata, we also work to protect the unique native ecosystems in which they grow and educate New Zealanders of their importance. We have over a quarter century of successful experience behind us.

Not only have we brought coastal pohutukawa back from its threatened status, we have planted hundreds of thousands of trees across the country and worked with thousands of New Zealanders to protect and renew our beloved pohutukawa, northern, southern and Bartlett’s rata species. Without Project Crimson some parts of New Zealand would have lost pohutukawa or rata altogether for future generations.

Project Crimson is in the business of planting trees for future generations. Our bottom line is clear — more native trees are good for New Zealand. Our model, which has been successful for 27 years, relies upon good partners. We define a “good partner” as one who believes in our work and who backs us to deliver on our mission.

If your organisation fits this brief we can offer you an unparalleled opportunity to be a part of Project Crimson and our next chapter of conservation work.

Join with us and help renew New Zealand’s coastlines and forests with iconic species that are unique to New Zealand and which form part of the legacy that we leave for our grandchildren, and their grandchildren.

For more information please contact our Marketing and Communications Manager, Melanie Seyfort on 021 645 875 or melanie@projectcrimson.org.nz