Forest at the Heart of Wellington - Weekend tree planting
Mount Victoria Town Belt, Wellington

Mount Victoria Town Belt, Wellington
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Meet at 9.30am on Mount Victoria. Exact location will be confirmed via booking confirmation email.
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The Forest at the Heart of Wellington is the biggest community-led tree planting project in Wellington. It involves volunteers from schools, communities and corporations in the planting of 65,000 native trees in the Wellington Town Belt. 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. This project is in partnership with Rotary Club of Wellington, Wellington City Council and supported by the MPI Matariki Tu Rakau fund.

Tree planting happens in winter (end May - early September) each year. Our volunteer days are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, to meet people and to help care for the environment. So join us at one (or more) of our weekend planting dates this year!

Where: we have many sites on Mount Victoria. The exact location of your tree planting day will be sent to you in a booking confirmation email a week or so prior to the event.

When: 9:30 - 1:30 Saturdays and/or Sundays from May through to September. See a list of dates available for booking below.

We provide: an experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training. 

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

Email to book or register below.

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.

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