Trees for Survival is a student-led project within the College, with the support of the Rotary Club of Newmarket to ensure a supply of seedlings for farms to plant along riverbanks. The trees will help reduce erosion and run off of nutrients into rivers. Our students propagate manuka and cabbage tree seedlings under the College shade house, which are then planted out at the end of the year by Year 9 Science students. In 2016, the group produced 1000 seedlings which will ensure at least 800 trees for next summer. The Trees for Survival programme has taught many students about conserving New Zealand biodiversity and how they have contributed to forest carbon sinks and delayed land degradation in our country.