The volunteer planting programme restores native forest to designated areas of the Port Hills. Volunteers plant native trees each winter and maintain them in spring and autumn to reduce competition from grass.
There are 12 public planting days to replant three burnt restoration sites. Numbers of volunteers at each planting day will be limited to 80.
Meet at Princess Margaret Hospital at 8.45am for morning events and 12.15pm for afternoon events.
Volunteers will be transported by bus to the planting sites for free thanks to the support of Environment Canterbury.
Register on your preferred date for a seat on the bus via Eventfinda.
Please check back for postponement notifications; these will be posted here by 3pm the day before an event.
For any queries, please contact Ranger Di Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thursday 25 May||12.15pm to 4pm||Kennedys Bush||Friday 26 May|
|Saturday 27 May||12.15pm to 4pm||Marleys Hill||Sunday 28 May|
|Saturday 10 June||12.15pm to 4pm||Mt Ada||Sunday 11 June|
|Wednesday 14 June||8.45am to 12.15pm||Kennedys Bush||Wednesday 21 June|
|Saturday 17 June||12.15pm to 4pm||Kennedys Bush||Sunday 18 June|
|Thursday 22 June||12.15pm to 4pm||Marleys Hill||Friday 23 June|
|Saturday 24 June||12.15pm to 4pm||Marleys Hill||Sunday 25 June|
|Thursday 29 June||12.15pm to 4pm||Mt Ada||Friday 30 June|
|Saturday 1 July||8.45am to 12.15pm||Kennedys Bush||Saturday 8 July|
|Saturday 15 July||8.45am to 12.15pm||Mt Ada||Saturday 22 July|
|Saturday 29 July||8.45am to 12.15pm||Marleys Hill||Saturday 5 August|
|Saturday 5 August||12.15pm to 4pm||Mt Ada||Saturday 12 August|
Bring a friend to 'free a tree' from weeds. Maintenance is the most critical part of ecological restoration success. Without regular maintenance for the first three years, plants wouldn't survive due to grass competition.
|Date||Time||Location||Where to meet|
|7 October||1pm to 3pm||Marleys Hill||Top of Worsleys Rd (off Summit Rd, west of Sign of the Kiwi)|
|14 October||1pm to 3pm||Bowenvale||Huntsbury Track entrance on Summit Road|
|28 October||1pm to 3pm||Dry Bush||Car park behind Victoria Park Visitor Centre|
|4 November||1pm to 3pm||Eastside Bush||Car park behind Victoria Park Visitor Centre|