The battle to save the Himalayan Evergreen Oak is an extraordinary story of commitment and vision. Saving the trees to save the people.
Hear the story
Listen to an audio file of John Campbell talking to David Cranwell in 2000 on National Radio. This fascinating story of how one New Zealander’s plight to save the Himalayan Oak forests began.
The dream is to restore the balance between trees and people, with youth replanting oaks, chestnuts, rhododendrons, cedars, so that we will once again see the steep slopes cloaked in lush forests.
This is an inspiring tale of one man’s determination to save one of the most important and endangered trees in the Himalayas. Over the past 20 years, it has blossomed into an international conservation project.
Change is possible
Money generated from the sale of Himalayan Oak seedlings in New Zealand, goes towards funding conservation projects in India. We hope you will join us and help make a difference.
June 2020 Update - HIMCON Initiatives
The Trust has donated 50% of required funds to Himalaya Consortium for Himalayan Conservation (HIMCON) for the following environmental initiatives to be implemented:
- 6 x rainwater ferro cement tanks
- 6 x Chaal / percolation ponds
- 6 x Pokara / small perc ponds
- Slow sand filter for 20 – 30 families
Spring shed development / rejuvenation work in three hectares of land
- Plantation of 2000 broadleaf plants, pits and aftercare.
We are not asking you to save the world – just to make a stand
The Oaks grow large! Since you may not have room for a tree in your garden, we offer an option to adopt a tree. Adopting a tree can be a special way to mark important occasions such as a marriage, birth of a baby or the passing of a family member or friend.
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The Oaks have gone. Rejuvenation of the oak forests is essential to protect the environment and improve life for the villagers.
Through the sale of Himalayan Oak tees, we have funded several conservation projects. All funds raised goes towards reforestation programs.
This is no ordinary tree! Not only do they bring water via their deep root system, they have excellent carbon retaining properties.
About the Trust
The trust financially supports groups who work with the people of Himalaya. All money raised goes directly to funding these projects.
Adopt a Tree
Love the idea but don’t have room for a large oak tree? Adopt a tree in honour of a celebration or in memory of a loved one and have it planted for you.
Sir Edmund Hillary became a patron of Himalayan Oak. We are grateful for the support of a number of people and businesses.