Friday, April 20, 2012

Autumn planting has started

We have planted 48 kahikatea and 40 Astelia grandis under the willow canopy just north of the foot bridge. These plants have been raised by us with this location in mind. The aim is to return the gully floor back to a wetland kahikatea forest. The trees were planted approximately 5 metres apart with a 2-year slow release fertiliser tablet under each one.

The Astelia grandis were planted around existing adult plants to form groves.

We still have about 90 kahikatea and about 40 Astelia that we will grow on until next autumn before we plant them further up the gully.

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