Labour’s Failures Part 2 – One billion trees

The Coalition Agreement promised:

A $1b per annum Regional Development (Provincial Growth) Fund, including … planting 100 million trees per year in a Billion Trees Planting Programme

So they clearly promised to fund the planting of a billion trees through the PGF. How have they done?

After three years they are at 3.7% of their ten year target. Almost as big a fail as Kiwibuild.

They try to argue that trees planted by the private sector with no Government funding should be counted also, but that is not what the Coalition Agreement promised – it explicitly refers to funding of them via the PGF.

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