Morrinsville Tree Planting, Waihou/Piako #3 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Thank you to all who got stuck in and made this planting possible!

The Waitakaruru stream was full after a week of rain, but we were lucky that the rain held off until the last plants were in the ground! Continuing on from plantings earlier this winter, the fenced banks were planted to establish a riparian margin, which helps to stabilise the banks and filter sediment from entering the water.

In order for these native seedlings to become established trees we will need to return to manage weeds and pests, so please keep an eye on our events page for return maintenance days!

A big thanks again to the support from Simplicity and The Tindall Foundation, along with Trust Waikato, who’ve helped collaboratively fund our efforts. Also a huge thank you to the support of the Piako Catchment Forum, and for the volunteer support from the Green S Welfare Team, Telfer Young crew and Student Volunteer Army. 

Event details

Aug 2022

Remember to bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, this is critical for Health & Safety considerations. Hiking shoes are great!
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater and @sustainablecoastlines on social media

We will provide: 

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Refreshments
  • Health & safety documentation and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

Give some love to Papatūānuku, With support from Simplicity and The Tindall Foundation we are hosting a native tree planting event, and we would love you to join us!!

This site backs onto a stream and this planting will help restore the water and bring back a diverse range of biodiversity in the area.

We will be in Morrinsville on Saturday 20th August at 9:45am onwards.

How to get there: Head to 5A Harbottle Road, there you will see Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear leading you to the. designated parking area and the planting site. We’ll meet from 9:45 am to sign you in and give you all your equipment.

We’ll be starting from 10.00 am and finishing up around 2.oo pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but around noon we’ll all come together for some refreshing Phoenix Organics drinks and some yummy kai to refuel.

What does the day involve?
9:45 am Registration opens.
10:00 am Opening words.
10:15 am Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
12:00 pm Return to home base for lunch.
12:30 pm Photo and quick formalities, back to planting for those who wish to stay.
14:00pm(ish) Event finishes

Any questions – contact Natalia at [email protected]

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