They’re in! Every single one of the 500 trees supplied by the Wellington City Council are now happily ensconced in their new home, the Buckley Road Reserve. Thanks to all that gave a helping hand. We had some good weather and a great mix of new and familiar faces, young and old, Maranui scones and coffee! For all the years we’ve been at it we’re now really starting to see the bush and birds return to the valley better than ever. . Its very very satisfying….
I remember the first Arbor Day planting I was involved in back when I was about 11, those trees are now fully grown and part of what is now the Riverside Drive park in the Hutt Valley at Moonshine. Unfortunately they were eucalyptus not native Totara and others like we’re planting now – but that day has inspired me to plant thousands of trees over my lifetime.
I feel good that these kids helping today will look back with pride at the forest in Houghton Valley, knowing it was one small step towards saving the Planet!