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Rescuing Native Trees at Papakura Stream

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Donald’s Farm
1 Ara-Kotinga, Whitford
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About this Event

At 63 kilometres long and with a catchment of 4,100 hectares, the Papakura Stream is a significant freshwater system. This area was once covered in indigenous forest, including kahikatea swamp, but most of this habitat has been lost due to agriculture, industry and urban development. The Papakura Stream Restoration Project aims to improve the health of the stream and the wider catchment through fencing of unprotected stream sections to keep livestock out of the stream and to protect mature trees removing invasive weeds and litter, and restoration planting along riparian margins and surrounding areas to restore linkages between indigenous forest remnants and the stream.

Once our native trees and shrubs have been planted, we need to return to our planting sites to continue caring for these plants for the next 3- 5 years. Strangling weeds such as bindweed and kikuyu grass can often grow rapidly and smother juvenile trees. We need your help to release these trees and give them the best chance of survival! Come along and join us for a ‘Tree Rescue’ day. Caring for these plants is a big job, and we couldn’t do it without your help!

Transport can be provided by arrangement from CVNZ Auckland office-10 New North road, Eden Terrace. We have several bus stops close by to the office.

Cost: Free

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