The Vector Urban Forest is a promise from Vector to plant two native trees for every tree we cut down to protect Auckland’s powerlines. It’s about working together to look after our power, our trees and our communities. We hope that through the Vector Urban Forest, we encourage Aucklanders to be smart about planting near power lines, and help us contribute positively to regenerating Auckland’s ecosystems and increasing canopy cover across the city.
On Friday 21st September we launched the Vector Urban Forest programme with a planting event at Puhinui Reserve, South Auckland with the help of Sustainable Coastlines. Over two days, employees from Vector, teams from Northpower, Electrix, Treescape, Auckland Council, a number of local businesses, school groups and community volunteers came together to plant approximately 15,000 native seedlings.