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07.06.09 22:12 Age: 9 yrs

First Arbor Day Planting

By: Ian Fish

Sunday 7th June was the first of our 2 Arbor Day planting days.

Command centre

Working on the slope

Some of the trees

We had a total of 11 willing and cheerful workers, who managed to plant 402 trees and other plants! The bulk of these were planted at Batger Quarry, where there was difficulty digging holes in the stony ground. An iron bar came in useful to break up the ground.

The remainder of the trees were planted near the Owens Rd entrance to the Mountain.

Thanks to Elaine who spent most of Saturday setting out where each plant was to be spaced, and to Kit for arranging the refreshments, and special thanks to everyone who turned up to help.

We have our second planting day arranged for next sunday 14th June at 10am. Meet at the end of Batger Rd and bring your friends.

Plant list:

Ferns

Adiantum hispidulium

15

Anarthropteris lanceolata

2

Asplenium oblongifolium

15

Asplenium bulbiferium

20

Blechnum filiforme

5

Blechnum novae zealandia

5

Cyathea dealbata

5

Doodia australis

15

Lastriopteris glabella

16

Lastripteris microsorus

14

Micosorus pustulatus

132 + 4 trays

Microsorus scandens

8

Pellea rotundifolia

15

Pneumatopteris pennigera

8

Total

280

Trees and Shrubs

Alectryon excelsus

6

Brachyglottus repanda

6

Coprosma macrocarpa

15

Dysoxylum spectabile

3

Genisotema rupestre

6

Griselina lucida

3

Hedycarya arborea

8

Litsea calicaris

3

Melicytus ramiflorus

8

Myrsine australis

8

Macropiper excelsus

12

Pseudopanax lessonii

6

Rophalostylis sapida

8

Vitex lucens

2

Total

91

Others

Astellia banksii

5

Astellia solandrii

5

Daucus glochidiatus

5  (native carrot)

Freycinetia banksii

2

Hibiscus trifolium

5

Metrosideros perferata

5

Peperomia urvilliana

4

Total

31

 

 


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