Another great planting effort by Colville School

Every year Colville School comes up to Waikawau Bay, to help plant trees in our Children’s forest. This winter the students planted 65 cabbage trees and flaxes donated by Waikato Regional Council.

The group made fast work of the planting. “With the speed those trees got in the ground, I think we will have to up the number of trees we get for next year” says Natalie Collicott, Coordinator for Moehau Environment Group. After morning tea, the kids got to check on how the previous years plantings were doing. While some trees had been nibbled by possums, most are well established and adding to the biodiversity of the site.

Moehau Environment Group established a Children’s forest at the site in 2007. Since then, children from Colville School have participated in tree planting most years, planting hundreds of trees and gradually transforming a paddock of kikuyu into a lush rainforest.