Forest at the Heart of Wellington - plant care & pest control
Mount Victoria, Wellington

Mount Victoria, Wellington
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Meet at 9am on Mount Victoria. Exact location will be confirmed via confirmation email or get in touch to reserve a free pick-up from Z station on Vivian St or our office in Melrose.
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We have partnered with the Rotary Club of Wellington to plant a Forest at the Heart of Wellington. This ambitious project involves volunteers from schools, communities, and corporations in the planting of 65,000 native trees in the central Wellington Town Belt on Mount Victoria. The aim of this project is to create a greener and healthier environment within the city and to showcase how humans and nature can thrive in the same place. To complete a project of this magnitude, help is needed to prepare the site for the upcoming planting season (May-August). Some tasks will include releasing young plants from weeds, mulching, seed collecting, and predator control (rats and mice). 

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. Email to register or sign up on our website. 

What to wear/bring: sturdy boots or gumboots, long sleeves and pants, a hat/beanie, a drink bottle and some food.

What we provide: gloves, tools, high-vis vests, an experienced team leader, training. Get in touch to book a free ride from the Z station on Vivian Street.

COVID-19 update

During Level 2 we will resume to volunteer work following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

We will limit numbers as per the government restrictions, therefore BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. On site we will work with a minimum of 1m social distancing, there will be no tools sharing or shared food/drinks. We are required to keep a record of your contact details for contact tracing. If you have any concerns about Covid-19 procedures, please get in touch.

Join this project

8th September 2020
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email