In 2015, over a week, Rototuna Primary School's 757 students participated in their planting marathon.  They planted 873 plants, mostly Kawakawa, Silver Fern, Kowhai, and Manuka. It was a significant occasion on many levels, being the first planting since the school became part of Trees for Survival in 2013. Many older children had been involved in the potting and many other parts of the process and finally got to plant their young trees in the ground. The gully project was supported by organisations such as Trees for Survival, Waikato River Authority, Enviroschools, and the Mangaiti Gully Restoration Group.