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Whareroa Farm Reserve - Planting Days Update

A lovely planting time on August 17, 2014, with Paraparaumu Scouts as well as our usual fantastic volunteers. 250 more plants completed the upper joining between Matai Bush and Upper Bush as well as 300 toetoe high on the slope above the entrance.

We now have a 3 week rest before setting to on the lower slopes between the native forest blocks. This will give a swathe measuring about 220m x 50m containing about 3,500 plants. Birds will then have a corridor between the two blocks and thus deposit seeds leading to much more rapid reforestation. The bigger an area of native forest, the better it is for biodiversity.

There have been 6 planting days already this winter with two more to go, on Sep 7 and Sep 21, each from 9am - 12pm. We would love to see you there. Bring sturdy shoes and gloves, follow the flags and afterwards there will be hotdogs!

A PDF doc showing the planting plan joining Matai Bush and Upper Bush you can find here...
www.naturespace.org.nz/sites/default/files/document/attachments/Whareroa%20Farn%20Reserve%20joining%20Matai%20Bush%20to%20Upper%20Bush%202014.pdf

We thank NgaUruora Kapiti Project for donating the spot spraying, the Wellington Community Trust, Living Legends Plus and the Dept of Conservation for providing the plants and of course all the volunteers who actually put them in the ground.

You can find more information about the planting days and Whareroa Farm Reserve on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WhareroaGuardians