Monday, June 4, 2018

What twenty years achieve in restoration

All too often we hear that “restoration takes so long to see a result” well this photo shows what plantings look like after a twenty year period. In the scheme of things twenty years is not really that long (I can imagine all the older folk adding twenty years onto their age. Yes, I do that too) but add it onto your children’s or grandchildren’s age and that make the effort well worthwhile. What a thing to leave for their generation to enjoy.
The other thing of course is that these trees are nowhere near their maturity.
You will note the swamp maire on the left side of the pond with its trunk in the water with bronze foliage. The totara has its head poking through the canopy at the back (dark green) and a rimu in front of it.
The person standing on the right gives it scale.

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