Thanks to all who came. We had a great day – rather, a great morning as the job was completed easily by lunchtime. This was due to several factors :
- the fantastic turn out of Conservation Volunteers NZ. Mostly young people, these volunteers dug in quickly and energetically. Thank you to Andrew, Deborah – what an organisation – marvellous. Some of these volunteers had been before and marvelled at the growth.
- another contributor to this efficiency was the ID system for planting what, where, developed and implemented by Colin Harvey and Martin Keay before everyone arrived.
- and of course the timely delivery of our 350 canopy plants by Te Ngahere – thanks to Richard Mairs and his team.
Rain was forecast but did not eventuate – again. Thanks to Carole for her house for barbecue and gathering afterwards, and to our Local Board and Council members who took time to join in. We had such a productive and enjoyable day! We planted around 350 plants including canopy trees such as karaka, titoki, puriri, pohutukara, and punga!
Also : If you remember the huge pine tree we felled almost two years ago now, you will be pleased to know the wood has rotted down into a soil the aficionados were very impressed with. Great planting soil.
– Penny Hansen
Here are some pictures from the event.