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Arbor Day Plantings Restore Trees Lost in Storms

Arbor Day Plantings Restore Trees Lost in Storms & Help Porirua Harbour

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett will plant with students from local schools to restore lost trees and help protect Porirua Harbour for Arbor Day 2014.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4 June from 10am to 11am, Mayor Leggett will help the “green champion” pupils of Aotea College to plant and establish native bush at the school. Last June, the Aotea College grounds suffered significant storm damage where a number of trees came down and the remaining pine and macrocarpa had to be removed for safety reasons. This left a very exposed site that will be soon be “re-greened” with Northern Rata trees and other native species.

The Aotea students will also plant a nearby wetland to help reduce silt and pollution entering the Porirua Harbour. This is the first collaborative project between the Council and college and has been made possible with the support of Greater Wellington Regional Council (with wetland plants), Keep Porirua Beautiful Trust (native plants), Project Crimson Trust (Northern Rata trees), Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (native plants and on site assistance).

The second planting day will take place on Thursday 5 June at 10am at Thompsons Gully off Mungavin Avenue in Cannons Creek.

Mayor Leggett will join pupils of Holy Family School to plant native plants along the banks of Thompson’s Gully. This initiative is a collaborative project between Holy Family School, Conservation Volunteers, Keep Porirua Beautiful Trust and Porirua City Council.

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