Plant Tree Gift

Plant Tree Gift

Plant Tree Gift

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Plant Tree Gift

Metrosideros excelsa
Commonly known as NZ’s ChristmasTree because of it’s spectacular bright scarlet blooms which flower from early summer. While it is naturally found in the northern part of the North Island, it can grow in coastal areas of the South Island including as far south as Dunedin. Frost tender while young. Metrosideros excelsa grows to approximately 15m but can be contained in a pot. As the season permits TreesPlease! will use Metrosideros excelsa ‘Vibrance’ which will grow to approximately 4m*.
Pohutukawa nectar is favoured by apiarists as well as bellbirds and tui and some species of native gecko. Pohutukawa wood is very strong so was used in boat building.

Treesin large giftbox come with standard green lid unless red is ordered. If you want red please mention in the special instructions area of the order form.

*Please note: Depending on growing conditions other varieties of Metrosideros may be substituted including Metrosideros excelsa (Std pohutukawa, which grows to 15m).

Because ourtrees come in their own planter, there is no rush for the recipient to plant them out immediately. Treeswill last in their planters for several weeks - months, providing they are watered and well looked after. TreesPlease treesare sourced from leading Auckland nurseries and potted into top quality potting mix. The planters are covered with brown paper, to reduce the chance of spillage in transit.

Alltrees come in their purpose designed outer pine giftbox which has an opening for air and light, plus leather carry handle, making it ideal for easy delivery throughout New Zealand.

Because we care for our environment, components are recyclable, or come from sustainable or recycled sources. Outer boxes can be reused as a planter box, storage box or to send othergifts in.

Unique GiftIdeas - EcoFriendly TreeGifts

Stuck for giftideas?  Well done - you've found TreesPlease!  Treegifts are a unique giftidea that is ecofriendly and can be ordered online, customised for you and delivered to the recipient anywhere in New Zealand in time for Christmas, a birthday or anniversary. Giving should be this easy.

This idea is unique because yourgift is living! Beautifully presented babytrees ready to be planted as a long term reminder of you.

For companies that really want to show they care, buy a unique treegift for your staff or clientgifts this year. Are you carbon neutral? Then prove it and give atree.

TreesPlease! is proud to have been delivering baby treegifts for over 10 years. Here's what some of our customers have said...... I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for your help and for the beautifulgifts that were delivered to my Mum and Dad last week. They were really delighted with them, and especially noted the lovely packaging and presentation. It made such a nice change from sending flowers, and much longer lasting!

I was really impressed with the packaging and thetrees themselves were exquisite and all comments were positive including ‘what a fabulous giftidea’ – so you can rest assured I have spread the word!  I am equally impressed with the attention and service you have provided. I wish your unique business continued success!

TreesPlease is agift which gives today and for all the tomorrows to come.

TreesPlease commitment to earth care gives you a total environmental package. All materials used are recyclable, recycled, or renewable. All wood used in packaging comes from NZplantation grown pine. Waste is minimalised and recycled where possible. TreesPlease! is proud to support local businesses. Our accessorygifts are sourced locally where possible.

TreesPlease! aims to give back to the earth what has been taken from it - treesand their potential to release life.  

Corporate Enquiries

Contact Brent to discuss your corporate requirements:
Ph 0800 144387 or +64 4 5627144,     Mobile +64 274 387325,    Fax +64 4 5627144


Our Giftboxes have been designed to ensure that your babytree arrives in good condition. Please help us by noting our delivery information to avoid delays.

Dispatch Time Frames

If we receive your order by 11am we will dispatch your order the same day, Monday – Friday (except Public Holidays).

If we have any problems with dispatching your order within our stated timeframes, we will contact you as soon as possible via email.

Orders received on Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on Monday (providing this is not a Public Holiday)

If you want yourgift to be delivered on a specific day, please mention your preferred delivery date in the 'special instructions' box at checkout and we will endeavor to ensure delivery as requested.

Product delivery

  • Giftsare delivered Monday - Friday (except Public Holidays)
  • Please state in the special instruction box if thegift will be safe to leave, if no one is home. Alternatively provide a work address if the recipient works through the day. If not safe to leave then we will note "signature required", so if no one is home the courier will leave a card. It is then up to the recipient to contact the courier and arrange re-delivery or uplifting.
  • Delivery is made to physical addresses only and will not be made to post office boxes or private bags. 
  •  We are able to Track and Trace yourgifts. If for any reason it does not arrive when expected, please let us know and we will follow up.
  • A redelivery cost will be charged if the delivery information provided is incorrect


Delivery timeframes


  • North Island delivery - 1-2 working day delivery
  • South Island delivery - 2-3 working days delivery
  • Rural areas please allow an additional 2-3 working days - some areas are deemed Rural delivery by courier companies even though the address may not be RD 
  • Saturday delivery is only avilable in central main centres and cities. Orders must be placed by 4.30pm on the Thursday prior.

 PLEASE NOTE: Delivery timeframes assume the order is received before 11 am (NZT) Mon-Fri and does not require additional delivery/processing time. The above delivery times may be affected by conditions/events outside our control. While TreesPlease! will do everything possible to ensure deliveries arrive when requested, a delayed delivery does not constitute a reason to cancel an order. We will replace atree gift if it is lost or mislaid by our courier company.

Rural Deliveries

If delivery is to a rural area please provide (a) recipient’s telephone number (b) full delivery details (ie '2km up Tramway Road on the right-hand side—house with greenroof down long driveway').

Deliveries may be left with a local agent for collection (at a convenient pick-up point such as the local garage) your recipient will be advised by card.

Delivery Cost

Cost of delivery is additonal to the cost of thegift. Delivery costs are outlined below and at checkout.

Standard delivery for all treegifts & giftsets throughout NZ, includes Rural & Saturday delivery (where applicable): NZD$12.50

URGENT EXPRESS South Island Main Centres (delivery next day): NZD$27.00

Please email us for a quote on multiple gifts.


We, to the best of our ability, will ensure at all times that the information displayed is accurate.

All information displayed, relating to products offered by TreesPlease! is for general informational purposes only and we are not responsible for any purchase decision you make with regards to suitability of a product for the purpose you have in mind.  

Plant Tree Gift