Tree Planting Day & Predator Free Mangaroa Network

Tree Planting Day & Predator Free Mangaroa Network

We had a successful weekend recently with our team of local volunteers planting over 200 trees alongside our local crew from Forest and Bird - Upper Hutt.

After a Karakia for the ancient grandmother Kahikatea, the mob quickly got to work planting a selection of rata, kahikatea, tī kouka & more throughout the "Ancestor Grove" on the River trail - to help support the established native ecosystem to thrive.

Earlier that morning, we connected with local trappers, and enthusiastic forest & bird guardians in our newly established Yurt to kōrero about pest control, (including both plants and animals) featuring highlights from Biome Trust's Jan Hania (NEXT Foundation, Taranaki Mounga, Opepe Farm Trust) and Pest Free Upper Hutt's Tony + Pat.

Perhaps what was most exciting, was learning more about how Kiwi have been recorded in the valley for the first time in over a century.

The question was raised - how do we want to move ahead as a community to help them thrive?

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