The last of the spring planting is done at ‘Hou Ngahere’! We got the final 30 Kowhai trees in the ground (part of the 270 from the Easter planting) before it dries out for the summer.
Now we’re watching the Kereru (Wood Pigeon) shred the older Kowhai trees. Its not all bad though, having them visit us on the land brings the seeds of the bigger trees which are now starting to pop up as seedlings all over the place – this is some compensation for the damage they do!
So all our hard work is enhanced by our friends from the sky, and the forest biodiversity grows by itself!