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Tree Plantings

Our plan is to create a sustainable forest eco system. A prime objective of the project is to restore connectivity between the forest remnants thereby enhancing biodiversity and wildlife values while also providing headwater protection of the stream tributary that discharges into the Kaipara Harbour.

Since 2008 we have planted just over 69,000 trees in the area by the wetlands below the headwater gully, in the gully itself and have also begun to link up the existing bush remnants.  Our goal in 2013 is to plant approximately 30.000 trees as we continue to link up the existing stands of vegetation and fill in gaps in previously planted areas.

All plants are eco-sourced, which means that they have been grown from seeds from trees within a 10km radius of the property.  Eco sourcing ensures local biodiversity /genetic variability is maintained, and that the plants are adapted to growing in local soil and climatic conditions and subsequently are better able to withstand the threat of disease.   We have contracted with Scrub Growers Ltd., a local nursery, which specialises in native plants to supply us the plants and to also provide us with planting assistance.  Plants are ordered almost a year prior to planting date to ensure the appropriate seed stock can be obtained.

Here are the highlights of our planting activity over the years:


Ficino School–18 September 2013



Unitec Architecture Students–24 July 2013



Green ‘S’ Force Planting Days–6-7 July 2013



Green ‘S’ Force Planting Days–29-30 June 2013



Green ‘S’ Force Planting Days—22 and 23 June 2013



Honda New Zealand–21 June, 2013



Murrays Bay Intermediate School–June 10, 2013



St. Kentigern School TFS Planting Day–June 6, 2013



Avondale College TFS Planting Day–June 5, 2013



Green ‘S’ Force–June 1-2, 2013




Volunteer Planting Day–August 20, 2012

Conservation Volunteers–August 13 – 17, 2012

Conservation Volunteers–August 6 – 10, 2012

Conservation Volunteers—July 30 - August 3, 2012

Planting Day with VisionWest Horticulture Students—July 31, 2012

Satya Sai Auckland Regional Group Planting Day–July 29, 2012

St. Kentigern School TFS Planting Day—26 July 2012

Conservation Volunteers—July 16-20, 2012

International Student Volunteers—July 9-13, 2012

ASB Bank, Rotary and Community Volunteer Planting Day—July 11, 2012

Conservation Volunteers–June 25-29, 2012

Contact Energy Volunteer Planting Day–June 27, 2012

International Student Volunteers–June 18-21, 2012

Conservation Volunteers–June 11-15, 2012

International Student Volunteers–June 4-7

TFS Planting With Avondale College–May 29

Conservation Volunteers–May 21- 25


Community Planting Day With ASB Bank–25 May

Community Planting Day with Contact Energy–1 June

TFS Planting with St. Kentigern School–9 June

Avondale College–10 June

Conservation Volunteers–June 13-17

Community Planting Day with the Mt. Roskill/Hillsborough Rotary Club–June 25 

Conservation Volunteers–June 27-July 1

Conservation Volunteers and Fonterra–July 4-8

Mt. Eden, Auckland Satya Sai Group–July 10

Conservation Volunteers–August 8-12

International Student Volunteers–August 15-18

Conservation Volunteers–August 22-25

Friends Planting Day—August 28

Conservation Volunteers–August 29-September 2

Conservation Volunteers–Sept 12-16

VisionWest Horticulture Students–November 14


TFS planting  – Saint Kentigern School

TFS planting  – Avondale College

TFS Planting – Waikowhai Intermediate School

Tree Planting by staff of Scrub Growers Ltd–throughout the 2010 planting season

Community planting days with volunteers from BNZ, St. Lukes Branch


TFS planting  – Saint Kentigern School

TFS planting  – Avondale College

Tree Planting by staff of Scrub Growers Ltd.


TFS planting – Saint Kentigern School

Two planting sessions with assistance from the Conservation Volunteers


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