We were delighted to help out the local Mōkihi Reforestation Trust at the end of May with their very successful planting at Richards Beach with 63 plants in-ground on May 31st.
The Mōkihi Reforestation Trust aims to restore and establish pockets of indigenous vegetation in and around Cromwell and Lake Dunstan. It’s aim is to engage, motivate and educate the greater Cromwell community in ecological restoration at various planting sites on publicly accessible land and to further the understanding and commitment to healthy ecosystems in our unique environment.
Mōkihi Reforestation Trust had a very successful planting at Richards Beach with 63 plants in-ground, rabbit-protected, some wind-protected and many mulched with stones. 27 volunteer hours by eleven people.
We planted Carmichaelia compacta (Cromwell broom) under the wires, kanuka, pittosporums, Olearias and added some Corokia cotoneaster, kowhai and a couple of ribbonwoods. The planting was funded by the Department of Conservation, with some gifted plants too and we were thrilled to be able to donate two large wool sacks of very heavy, beautiful rich compost to give these plants the best start!
It was overcast and quite cold when the breeze blew slightly, but lots of hard work, good cheer and chatter.