Unless you are a volunteer the best time to come and help our work at the Reserve is to join one of our winter Planting Days. To make sure you find out when the next Planting Day is taking place sign up for our Rangers Reports or follow us on Facebook (links in the site footer).
The Trust has established a planting programme which has seen the planting of over 37,000 trees and plants between 2002 and 2015. Planting days are advertised in advance and are most often on a Sunday in the months of June and July.
Planting one of the key projects of the Trust to help the ecological enhancement of the Reserve and provide an opportunity for community involvement. The Trust will continue its revegetation efforts at the Busby Head end of the Reserve with planting around the coastal fringe, in areas of thick kikuyu; and the strategic planting on the banks of streams feeding into the harbour.
All the seeds – manuka, kanuka, flax, cabbage tree and pohutukawa – are sourced and collected within the reserve by Wendy Holland and taken to the Kerikeri Shade House to be grown on by their dedicated volunteers.
The success of the planting programme has been possible due to the valuable support and efforts of volunteers and Trust sponsors.