Good progress in 2017 with planting

posted 24 Jul 2017, 01:43 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 24 Jul 2017, 01:54 ]
The planting work for 2017 is now complete with 500 more plants happily in the ground in Lakewood Reserve. We had good weather for both planting days and got the job done quite quickly. In addition, all the plants have been mulched and marked with stakes.
The planting now extends on the east side of the stream down to the clump of mature cabbage trees, with groups of plants between the toetoe bushes.
In addition, there has been planting to extend east on the bank at the tennis court carpark and beside the driveway. In order to fit these plants in, some areas of weeds and dead flax bushes were cleared.
This year WCC also provided some emergent trees.  These have generally been planted under the canopy of existing vegetation, which they will ultimately grow through.
Later in the year we may have to clear weeds from among these plants to give them the best conditions for rapid growth.
We have been fortunate to have the assistance earlier in the year of volunteers from "Conservation Volunteers". These are young people who come to NZ to help with conservation projects as well as to have  a holiday.

Planting on 8 July 2017 near cabbage tree group
Planting helpers on 8 July 2017

Plants mulched and marked with stakes

Plants among existing vegetation