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Friends of A’Deane’s Bush Annual Community Planting Day


Sun 24 Sep 2017, 9:30am–12:30pm

Where: A'Deane's Bush Scenic Reserve, Makaretu Rd, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: lmcnamara

Join the Friends of A’Deane’s Bush, The Conservation Company and the Department of Conservation for the Annual Community Planting Day to plant trees at A’Deane’s Bush, Makaretu Road, Central Hawke’s Bay.

This year is the celebration of 10 years of the Friends of A'Deane's Bush. Come along and join us, we would love your help!

This event is part of Conservation Week 2017 -

Bring your friends and whanau for this fun community planting day. We will finish at 12:30pm with a free sausage sizzle and a celebration. On completion of the Planting Day go for an easy stroll along the track through A’Deane’s Bush and discover the secrets of this awesome little reserve.

What to bring: Spade, gardening gloves, sturdy footwear, hat, suitable wet weather gear if required, morning tea, drink.

A’Deane’s Bush Scenic Reserve is a 38 ha lowland forest and includes one of the few native forest remnants in the Ashley Clinton district. It is managed as a joint venture between Friends of A’Deane’s Bush and DOC.

This awesome little reserve features one of New Zealand’s largest standing totara, approximately 34m high and estimated to be over 600 years of age along with rimu, matai, titoki, black beech and kahikatea. It is also home to a range of native birds and the threatened long-tailed bat and green mistletoe.

The Friends of A’Deane’s Bush is a great eco-restoration project involving many partners and has been working to try and achieve their vision of creating a wildlife sanctuary where native plants and animals flourish, and where local community and visitors are encouraged to experience and learn about the ecological restoration of New Zealand’s natural heritage.

Predator control, weed management, along with kereru, tui, morepork and long-tailed bat counts, weta houses, lizard retreats, and invertebrate monitoring are all being utilised to help understand the bush area and to monitor the response of wildlife to the pest control efforts.

Ongoing planting of appropriate native species is occurring to re-vegetate margins of bush and wetlands of the reserve. Forest birds such as miromiro/tomtit and tititipounamu/rifleman have been re-introduced back into the reserve with more translocations to come in the future.

For more information go to the Friends of A’Deane’s Bush Facebook page.

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