Donate the cost of a Tree

This is a donation (non tax-deductible) which helps to pay for the cost of the tree and its long-term maintenance. We now have trees planted at eight sites across the Coromandel, with at least one in each Community Board area.

Your $25 donation dedicates a tree in the WWI Memorial Forest to a specific New Zealand soldier who died in the Great War. You will receive a Memorial Certificate with the soldier's name.

Alternatively, you can gift a tree to a fallen soldier on behalf of your family. You will receive a Memorial Certificate.

If you wish to donate to the Le Quesnoy Memorial Forest in Whangamata, for an extra $10 you will receive a commemorative poppy.

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    Site Location

    We are still reviewing additional locations. Other battle locations such as "Messines" will become available as funding permits.
    Donate a Tree on behalf of your Family
  • You may donate a tree on behalf of your family without naming a specific soldier.
  • Donate a Tree on behalf of your Family

    Naming a specific NZ Soldier
  • You can elect to name a specific soldier on your Memorial Certificate.
  • To preserve accuracy, the soldier must have died in the specific battle/forest in which your tree is planted.
  • Did you know you can look up the service record of NZ military personnel online?
    Donate a tree for The Unknown Soldier
  • Trees donated in honour of "The Unknown Soldier" are planted at the "Supreme Sacrifice" Memorial Forest at Coromandel Town.
  • I wish to make a donation for "The Unknown Soldier"

    Donation Options
    Donate the cost of a tree

  • Please note tree species have been selected by our staff to fit the particular site.

  • Terms and Conditions
  • This is a donation towards the cost of a tree and its ongoing maintenance for the first 10 years after initial planting.
  • This donation does not give ownership rights (ie you cannot cut down the tree, or remove it).
  • The donation is NOT tax-deductible.
  • The trees are pre-planted, and you cannot choose a particular species as the tree has been selected to best fit the local conditions and environment.
  • Council will make reasonable endeavours to ensure the tree is appropriately cared-for and maintained during the first 10 years after planting.
  • If the donated tree dies, is stolen or irreparably damaged within the 10-year period, then Thames-Coromandel District Council (or its agent) will replace the tree with one of a similar size to that originally purchased.
    Agreement to Terms and Conditions

  • All donations received become public documents.
  • Now that you have provided your contact details, a Customer Services Representative will be in contact regarding payment by direct debit.