This day saw the final distribution of the Native seedlings we have been collecting, potting, and labeling over the last 3/4 months.
All of the varieties that we have gathered have come from our own gardens and woodlands in Te Roto Road. We had already given away approximately 50 or so to folk at the "Sustainable Home & Garden Show".
So, today we delivered 14 or so different species of natives, total of approximately 350 trees to the Nursery of the "Friends of the Otaki River", at Riverbank Road.
The varieties included; Totara, Karo, Kohekohe, Pittosporum, Cabbage Tree, Five Finger, Lancewood, Kawakawa, Taupata, Pohutukawa, Lemonwood, Karaka.
Denis Harnett, (on left), Peter Campbell & Campbell Andrews, (on right), from Te Roto Road, were assisted in the unloading of a trailer and small truck by Mr. & Mrs. Eric Matthews, and one other lady, all of the friends of the river group, who over the years have planted thousands of trees from Crystalls Bend down to the river estuary.
Most of the seedlings donated will be held for the Wellington Regional Council, and the group headed by Mr. Graham Campbell, and it is proposed that they be planted around the stopbanks and the areas where the Recreational Lake is being developed.