Colville children plant a future forest

On a stormy morning during August seventeen children from Colville School came up to Waikawau Bay to help plant trees. Over the space of a couple of hours they got their hands dirty and planted 60 pohutukawa trees in our Children’s forest.

Natalie Collicott, Coordinator for Moehau Environment Group, was impressed with the energy of this year’s group. “The enthusiasm of the kids was fantastic, and I was astonished by how quickly we got the trees in the ground.” After lunch, the kids got taken on a bush walk to check out how the previous plantings were doing. The trees this year were generously donated by Project Crimson.

Many hands make light work, but whose are the dirtiest?

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