Planting Season

May 30th, 2024

The last few weekends have seen a few planting and weeding activities up and down the creek.

STEPS is very grateful for funding from the Albert-Eden and Waitematā Local Boards to get these projects up and running. Local board members Margi Watson, Alex Bonham and Christina Robertson all turned up on various days, rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in to get the actual work done.

Planting at Roy Clements Treeway

A couple of Saturdays were spent putting in some enrichment plants at Roy Clement Treeway. Including the wetland, and on the true left bank of the creek where the creek is not shaded, which affects stream temperature.

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand Weeding

CVNZ came in to give us a hand fighting back privet at Norwood Reserve. We spent a couple of hours cutting it back to allow light in on the planting we did last year and the seedlings which are springing up.

Planting at Kanuka St site

370 plants went in behind Motat at the Kanuka St site. If you’d like to have a look you can walk down to the end of Moa Reserve and look across the creek. A mixture of tarairi, manuka, puriri psuedopanax, titoki, mahoe, and other species suitable for lava flow forest and also for the wetland area.

The Pt Chevalier Air Scouts will shortly be planting out the last remaining block which will join up their existing plantings and STEPS plantings. A historic moment!

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