Pacific Environments are very proud to have been involved in Trees for Survival 2020. Here are some highlights from the day!
On Friday the 24th July, four of us left the office with spades in hand and headed out to a farm near Helensville, along with 30 children from the Waikowhai Intermediate Kaitiaki Group (and over 750 native plants that they had been raising right outside their classroom for the past year).
With support from Auckland Council and Mt Roskill Rotary, we planted out an area of the riparian strip alongside a small tributary to the Kaipara River. The saying ‘many hands make light work’ rung true and we had all the trees in the ground before lunchtime came around.
While for the farmers the primary aim of this planting is to reduce nitrogen runoff from the paddocks; there are many complimentary benefits, including providing habitat for native birds, insects and skinks, shading of the stream and, of course, sequestering carbon.
While it is great to know that PENZL provides financial support to these small scale projects; it was awesome to be physically involved and to see the difference first hand. Check out some photos of the day and find further information at the following link:
Trees for Survival: https://www.tfsnz.org.nz/