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Street planting kicks off

9 June 2004

Street planting kicks off

Local residents will be out in force this month as part of Keep Waitakere Beautiful’s 2004 Community Street Tree Planting Programme.

Held in partnership with the City Council, community board meetings last week confirmed the dates as 26 June and 3, 10 and 17 July. A full list of dates and places is available from www.waitakere.govt.nz.

A local street co-ordinator will be appointed for each planting. As well as encouraging residents to plant the trees, they are also responsible for overseeing the long term care of the trees.

This is the eleventh year of the street tree planting programme. More than 3,600 trees have been planted throughout Waitakere and cared for by local residents.

June and July are chosen for the plantings as there is the most rainfall at this time, giving plants a higher survival rate.

The community planting days follow on from the hugely successful ‘Trees for Babies” days, which were held recently in local parks. That saw hundreds of people plant a tree in their local park, marking the birth of children born in the past 12 months.

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