Forest at the Heart of Wellington 2019 Planting Site Prep
Newtown, Wellington

Newtown, Wellington
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Free transport to/from the project available from the Z station on Vivian Street or our office in Melrose. Or meet us at the entrance to Alexandra Park by 1 Owen Street at 9am
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Forest at the Heart of Wellington 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.  Tasks vary seasonally but may include weeding, clearing traps, and tree planting (end of May - October)

Before we can plant this site in June we need to make it safe for our volunteers by removing rubbish. We also need help delivering the plants to the site - there might be a bit of time in the afternoon for planting too! 

We provide: an experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training. Free transport available - get in touch to book a seat as places are limited!

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

So get outside for a day and learn more about the Forest at the Heart of Wellington Project and how it will create a safe habitat for native wildlife and for people to enjoy. This project is in partnership with Rotary Club of Wellington and Wellington City Council. Supported by MPI Billion Trees Fund.

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