Green Corridors plans planting out day
The annual Community Planting Day for Palmerston North eco group Green Corridors is fast approaching.
Organisers would like as many people as possible to join in a fun morning of tree planting at Summerhill’s Lower Titoki Reserve at the end of the Vaucluse Heights cul-de-sac on Sunday, June 11.
‘‘The Ricoh Community Planting Day is part of wider efforts by Green Corridors Palmerston North to connect the Tararua Ranges to the Manawatu River through establishing corridors of native plants,’’ Green Corridors Michael Duindam said.
Birds fly along these green arteries which provide them with shelter and food. It is through these natural passageways that birds are enticed into urban areas.
‘‘We’ve planted over 150,000 trees since 2001 and the city is now teeming with bird life that uses those green corridors to come down from the Tararua Range.’’
Sunday’s planting session starts at 9.30am and finishes at lunchtime, with a free lunch provided for volunteers.
‘‘Please bring along your own spades, gumboots and drink bottles and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.’’
Duindam said the planting day was a great outdoors activity for families to be involved in together.
‘‘The really cool thing is that in years to come, you will be able to return to the Titoki Reserve and see the trees you planted, standing tall.’’
Green Corridors had also been busy on a rebranding campaign. A logo competition with a $500 prize had been running since February attracting more than 40 entries.
The top 10 finalists were featured in the foyer of the Globe Theatre for the opening night of the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival last week, and will be on display at Square Edge during May.
The organisation wants the public to like their favourite logo entry on the Green Corridors Palmerston North Facebook page, where there is further information and updates about group activities.
Green Corridors volunteers planting out another avenue of trees.