Tree Planting - Bank of New Zealand Volunteers - 13 August 2009

Tree Planting - Bank of New Zealand Volunteers - 13 August 2009

This shows the conditions here:
gorse sprayed but not yet cleared, some still growing,
and tree lucerne growing (up on the right) as a shelter tree
to help the new native seedlings survive.
The tree lucerne was planted 2 years previously [2007].

Gorse clearing One of our members starts spraying and clearing gorse in February each year, to prepare specific areas for the forthcoming winter plantings.


Tree Planting - Bank of New Zealand Volunteers - 13 August 2009

Typical view of the area being planted at this time


Tree Planting - Bank of New Zealand Volunteers - 13 August 2009

Further down the access route, showing natural regeneration at the back, and piled-up dead gorse from the 2003 fire which destroyed everything on this side.


Tree Planting - Bank of New Zealand Volunteers - 13 August 2009

Planting in Progress.


Tree Planting - new seedlings get plastic protection from hares and rabbits, and a cardboard collar to discourage weeds

New seedlings get plastic protection from hares and rabbits, and a cardboard collar to discourage weeds and keep roots moist.