Events for March 2021
16 March 2021 Ōreti Tōtara Dune Forest Guided Walk - see details (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Tree releasing at Bushy Point – Wednesday Nights 6.30-7.30pm
Otatara Landcare Group is organising tree releasing sessions at Bushy Point each Wednesday in February and possibly into March, from 6.30-7.30pm, weather permitting.
Meet at the Bryson Rd entrance to Bushy Point.
The plantings carried out on Tree Planting Day last September will be checked first, then we will move on to other areas where some seedlings still need releasing from encroaching grass etc if they are to survive and prosper. Various methods can be used to release the trees and suppress competing grass growth, as will be shown.
shoes or gumboots suitable for working in long grass
clothing suitable for the expected weather conditions
a face mask if you are allergic to dust or grass seeds
safety (or other) glasses to protect eyes when weeding amid tall grass stalks
optionally, a pair of sharp garden shears suitable for cutting grass.
Please contact Douglas Black on 022 104 8661 for more information or to find out where we are working on the night.
Posted: 4 March 2021