Green Cor­ri­dors plans plant­ing out day

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - GREEN COR­RI­DORS

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.

UDO VON MULERT

Green Cor­ri­dors vol­un­teers plant­ing out an­other av­enue of trees.

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