Planting bee fever hits Ngaio – update
Restoration groups in Ngaio and Crofton Downs are planting seedlings in our parks and reserves again this winter. Now’s your chance to find out more.
- Sunday 8 September 2013 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.This event was postponed in June because WCC was unable to deliver seedlings to community groups because of the storm.
Wellington City Council removed some of the big trees at the library end of Cummings Park recently. Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is helping plant more.
Meet up in Cummings Park by the sculpture near the stream. You can walk to the planting site along a track by the stream. Children welcome. Biscuits and tea afterwards. Bring a spade!
- Planting bees all done. Now there is time for mulching and weeding.
Orleans Makererua Reserve
- Their planting bee was on Sunday 4 August. They planted 30 tawa as well as seedlings grown from local seeds.
Planting is around the big forest trees in the school arboretum to protect their roots.
- Saturday 31 August 9:00 am- digging 500 holes
- Saturday 31 August 1:30 pm- family occasion when children and parents put fertiliser tabs in holes, bed in the plants and help with mulching.
Working bees are usually the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. and the second Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Their working bee timetable is on their website.
Contact David Grace on 476 7563 if the weather is dubious.
The Green Belters are restoring the bush at the top of Chartwell Drive.
- They were planning a planting bee on Saturday 17 August 10:00am- but this has been postponed until next year.
Silverstream Valley, Crofton Downs (Silversky Track)
Enthusiastic local volunteers have built a new walking and cycling track from Downing Street to the Skyline Walkway. It starts near the top of Downing St. They hope to extend the track to Silverstream Road.