Forest at the Heart - site prep and nursery day
Mount Victoria, Wellington

Mount Victoria, Wellington
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Departs from:
9am at the park gate located between the SPCA carpark and the LOTR location carpark on Alexandra Road or get in touch to book a ride from the Z station on Vivian Street
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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 healthier environment within the city and to show-case to the nation how humans and nature can thrive in the same place.  

We need help grubbing out blackberry stumps to stop this invasive weed from smothering the young native trees and shrubs we are planting. This site has incredible 360 degree views over Wellington but is not for the feint of heart. In the afternoon we will be making a trip to our nursery where we will be weeding and potting up a variety of native plants.

We provide: an experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training. Free transport available from the Z station on Vivian Street - let us know if you need a ride.

What to wear/bring: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, a hat/beanie, waterproof jacket, water bottle and food.

This project is in partnership with Rotary Club of Wellington and Wellington City Council. Supported by MPI Billion Trees Fund.

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