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Events in and around Te Pahu 2013:
Working bees to release plants corner of Smith and Te Pahu roads
Friday 17 May 1.00pm and
Saturday 18 May 10.00am
Nikau Walkway planting Conservation Week 2013
Sunday 8 September
Thanks to everyone who helped with the annual Nikau Walkway planting day on Saturday 10th September 2011: 1 000 plants were planted!
Thanks to all the hardy souls who braved the rain and attended our 10 year celebration on Sunday 11th September 2011. The plants loved the rain! Here are some pics from the day (thanks to Wayne H).
Many people enjoyed the family friendly bike ride to the campsite...
In the rain...
... is being planted in native trees in association with the Department of Conservation. Above are some pictures of the planting day in 2002 with a good number of people helping from the Te Pahu district. (Photos above).
Whaingaroa Harbour Care received funding in 2006 to help DOC and the Te Pahu Landcare group with planting and fencing along the Nikau walkway. Each year there is a community planting day which you are welcome to attend. Check the calendar above for dates.
Ecosourcing ensures that your planting reflects the diversity characteristic of the local population and so preserves biodiversity.
If you would like a regular update on the local native plants producing seed and a bit of information about the plants contact email@example.com
Remember whenever collecting seed; first ask for permission from the land owner, whether it is privately owned, DOC estate or a local council reserve.
Ecosourcing requires the collection of seed from plants known to be naturally occurring where they are growing and preferably from a range of the specimens available.
The following info has been supplied by Wayne Bennett.
There is a good lot of seed available from the Kani reserve and Nikau walkway. Concentration on those areas will provide the appropriate species.
Porokaiwhiri Oct- Nov
Manatu/ Ribbonwood March
Pukatea March April
Mapou March-August (quite variable)
Wineberry /makomako April
Kamahi March April
Carex geminata March
Tutu April May(good for erosion control but poisonous)
A map/inventory is being produced to provide a resource of information on the natural and historic features of the Te Pahu district. View it here
Do you know of interesting natural or historic features of the Te Pahu district that could be marked on the map?
If you have a stand of kahikatea trees on your farm, you might like a copy of the pamphlet on kahikatea recently produced by Waikato Regional Council
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