What an epic day! Together we planted approximately 3,542 trees at Puhinui Reserve. This was the first of many public tree plantings Sustainable Coastlines are running for Vector as part of their Urban Forest, which is aiming to plant 26,000 trees this winter.
The enthusiastic bunch of 63 tree planters were made up of people from all walks of life. A special shout out to the crew at Green S Volunteer group who brought out 23 volunteers.
The planting site is at the far end of the reserve, but is truely a special site, with areas of planting every where you look. Local council rangers recently found inanga eggs in a stream 300m from our planting site. Planting trees helps create cleaner streams and sets awesome habitat spots for so many species to flourish. The trees of choice for this planting were harakeke (flax), mānuka, kahikatea, rautahi and giant umbrella sedge.
Thanks to all those who came!! We look forward to seeing you next time!