A trust has been established to help co-ordinate the re-planting of Christchurch's Port Hills.
A fire there in February burned for weeks, destroying nine homes and costing the life of a helicopter pilot helping to fight it.
It also laid waste to thousands of trees over an area totalling 1600 hectares.
The Te Tapuwae o Rakau Trust will work to co-ordinate the various groups helping to replant the area.
It will focus on choosing the correct species, and helping private landowners who wish to replace trees lost in the flames.