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Trees To Go In For The Millennium

About 120 pupils of Yaldhurst Primary School will plant several hundred native trees on 8 June in a Millennium project.

The planting will be in the Yaldhurst Bush and will start at 1.30pm. It is part of a Turning Point 2000 project, along with the Christchurch City Council's Parks Unit, to support the "re-invigoration of the indigenous bio-diversity within Christchurch."

About 12,000 native trees will be planted in six blocks - about 2000 at most sites - around the city. The project - Native Trees Please! - is designed to attract a greater abundance and variety of native wildlife, such as birds, reptiles, insects and snails.

The primary aim is to develop a living museum of plant life and associated eco-systems commemorating what existed in Christchurch in earlier times. Native Trees Please! will involve school children and community groups in the planting and maintenance of the sites.

NB: Planting will be on 8 June at 1.30pm at the Yaldhurst Bush, on the corner of the Old West Coast Road and the West Coast Road.

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