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Duncan’s Grove

February 19, 2011

Duncan’s Grove has been formally established at CUE Haven.

Family and friends of Duncan Selkirk Welch have planted kahikatea trees at CUE Haven in memory of little Duncan who passed away on 4 July 2010.  The first trees were planted in August 2010 and over the past few months, requests to plant trees for Duncan have come in from all over the world.  There are now 27 kahikatea trees planted in his memory.

A plaque commemorating Duncan’s Grove was recently installed by Duncan’s grandparents, Adrienne & Jack Welch.  Carved by a family member on a beautiful piece of totara, the plaque is located along the edge of the grove. 

Duncan’s Grove is a beautiful area in the wetlands and the kahikatea trees have been planted amidst the very first revegetation planting of native trees at CUE Haven by the year 6 students of St. Kentigern School in 2008.  The very first walking track recently established at CUE Haven passes right along Duncan’s Grove. 

We hope that over the years visitors to CUE Haven will take the opportunity to explore and enjoy Duncan’s Grove as it grows into a magnificent kahikatea forest.

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