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Riparian planting near Brooklyn Rd Bridge

 

Carbon Natural Riparian planting expert Don Bell demonstrates how to loosen up the roots of a Green Ake-ake prior to planting.










Riparian planting near Brooklyn Rd Bridge

Volunteers at work, planting mountain flax and native toetoe. Each plant is spaced out about one spade-length from its neigbours, ensuring adequate room for future growth.










Riparian planting near Brooklyn Rd Bridge

Volunteers at work, planting mountain flax and native toetoe. Plantings ranged from about a meter back from the stream edge to about 5 meters, which distance marks the future boundary of a permanent fence which will keep stock out of the Stream.










Riparian planting near Brooklyn Rd Bridge

Volunteers at work, planting mountain flax and native toetoe. The young plants were provided by The Akura Conservation Centre in Masterton on Akura Road . The centre grows and sells tree species and provides advice on planning and maintaining restoration planting.









Riparian planting near Brooklyn Rd Bridge

The completed planting. Each of the green plastic cylinders is staked to the ground and contains a sapling which will be protected inside it from the wind, pests and grazing animals until it is mature enough to survive on its own. Don Bell developed these cylinders as part of his "Growtect" planting system for trees and shrubs on difficult sites.









Riparian planting near Brooklyn Rd Bridge

Job well done: time to relax after a busy afternoon, with a cup of coffee and a sausage sizzle. MRS thanks all those people who kindly volunteered their time to make this inaugural planting a big success, and we hope that it is the first of many like it.










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