Pippins and their dads go bush
Ten girls from the Tawa Pippins group and their fathers helped the Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves plant trees for Father’s Day.
Tawa Pippin group leader Claire Walker said they had been looking for an activity the girls could do with their dads for Father’s Day that would have a longer term benefit than a gift. Damian Hewett, a parent of one the girls, was a member of the Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves and helped co- ordinate the event.
The planting site was near the new Tawa shared pathway section, beside the BMX track and Tawa Railway Station.
Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves president Richard Herbert said the site was previously a wasteland of blackberry and other weeds which had been cleared by the Wellington City Council.
‘‘The trees planted by the Pippins extended earlier plantings carried out by the council. In time it will provide a substantial island of native vegetation that will allow native birds to continue to infiltrate throughout the urban environment in Tawa.”