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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We have partnered with the Rotary Club of Wellington and Wellington City Council 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. 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 (start of June - mid September) each year. 

When: 9:30 - 1:30 Saturdays and/or Sundays

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.

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!

Check out our other weekend planting events: 

Saturday, 19th June - Alexandra Road, Mt Victoria- meet at the LOTR carpark

Saturday, 17th July - Tawatawa Reserve

Saturday, 14th August - TBC

Saturday 18th September - Mount Victoria

COVID-19 update

We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

Join this project

18th September 2021
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from From $40.00 for 2 days
* single day bookings are FREE
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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