About Us

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About Us

Travel the world through trees. Take the “waewae express” (walking) from Argentina to China, from Mexico to Canada, and from Colombia to Alaska.

We are an arboreal ark, a safe haven for threatened and endangered trees. Our mission is centred on conservation education and research.

Eastwoodhill Arboretum was the life’s work of its creator, William Douglas Cook, who came to the Gisborne district in 1910 to take up 250 hectares of farmland from the Ngatapa subdivision.

William Douglas Cook

The Arboretum