Planting at Onoke Spit Finished

We had another really successful planting day last Friday June 26. A beautiful day and a fantastic turnout of volunteers for the end of Volunteer Week. About 30 children from Kahutara School and adult volunteers from Palliser Estate Wines, Greytown Lions, Rabobank and South Wairarapa Biodiversity helped other Friends of Onoke Spit, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Department of Conservation staff plant another 500 plants in the area that had been destroyed by fire. DoC put on a barbeque for everyone after about two hours of solid work. The species planted are flax, cabbage trees, coastal daisy and taupata, all hardy natives that should survive the challenging conditions.
The area looks really good now – full of hope and so much better than the burnt black landscape of before.
We have put almost 2000 plants in the area since the fire earlier this year. Many thanks to all those that helped – a great effort.
These pictures below show you the fruits of our efforts.

New planting at Onoke Spit - June 2015

New planting at Onoke Spit – June 2015