On Sunday 11 May, we are working with the friendly folk from Forest & Bird and the team from Hive Taranaki to plant native trees alongside New Plymouth’s beautiful Te Henui Stream. This is the first of a series of tree planting activities we are running this winter as part of our nationwide Love your Water: Training Workshops and Tree Planting Tour.
We would love for you to join us. Just look for our big blue flag at the end of Hartland Place, Merrilands, New Plymouth and head down to meet us at the stream. Join in for as much or as little time as you like from 10am to 2pm. Free BBQ lunch provided for those that muck-in.
This planting day is just a small part of an ongoing project that Forest and Bird has spearheaded since 2009, involving over 250 members of the local community in the planting of more than 3,500 native trees alongside the Te Henui Stream. The trees planted and nurtured through this project provide a perfect inner-city habitat for native birds, and regular work by hardy volunteers keeps the weeds at bay.
We would love to see you there. We have plenty of gloves, but please bring along a spade if you have one, and make sure you wear sturdy shoes or gumboots that you don’t mind getting muddy! To allow us to plan for numbers, please indicate if you are attending through our registration form below.