The planting of a series of forests around the Coromandel Peninsula commemorating major battles and all New Zealand soldiers who died in the First World War.
This project involves establishing a series of memorial native forests around the Coromandel Peninsula in order to commemorate all the New Zealand soldiers who died in the First World War.
In total there will be 18,166 trees planted at a series of five (or more) different sites around the Peninsula - each of which will commemorate a significant battle in the Great War. These trees will grow to become memorial forests which will enhance the environmental values of the Coromandel, and act as a place for people to walk and remember New Zealand history.
The long-term goal of planting these sites is to provide a series of forests which offer historical and environmental education for schoolchildren, a focal point for community involvement in a living history project, and places of environmental sustainability for future generations.