June 2021 planting day pictures

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.

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