Join Trees for Canterbury, Christchurch City Council and the RSA for the first public planting of what will one day be the largest stand of kahikatea in Otautahi-Christchurch since pre-European times.

We will be planting over 2,000 kahikatea trees in a wetland area that will provide stormwater retention services as well as enhancing urban diversity.

Come along and enjoy a barbecue lunch to finish. Gumboots are essential. We have some tools and gloves to provide, but please bring your own if you have them.

Matariki Tu Rakau is part of the One Billion Trees programme, helping people to plant living memorials that honour members of their communities. It was launched on 25 April 2018 to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Whakatauki e tu kahikatea, he wakapae uroroa Awhi mai, awhi atu, tatou, tatou e.
Kahikatea stand together; their roots intertwine, strengthening each other. We all help one another and together we will be strong.

Please meet at 103 Philpotts Road, Mairehau to plant in the Cranford Basin.

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