Native Trees In Their Forever Home At Skydive Auckland

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On 15th June we had a brilliant planting day with Avondale College and Kaipara College! 1302 native trees were put in their forever homes, the kids had a blast, and together we are restoring our natural environment!
 
We planted: 
183 x Harakeke
407 x Manuka
383 x Karamu
153 x Ti Kouka
176 x Mahoe 
 
It was awesome to have the students from Kaipara College and Avondale College at Skydive Auckland for the day and we provided a feast for lunch.

The planting site was alongside the Kaipara River, on the other side of the stop bank. We plan to plant the entire riparian edge of the property which will create an excellent corridor for native birds and insects, filter the runoff from the land, stabilise the soil during flooding, fix carbon from the atmosphere and generate oxygen.

Thank you Kaipara College and Avondale College horticulture students and teachers for your care in growing the plants at your schools and your enthusiasm and hard work coming out to Skydive Auckland to plant the plants. Thank you Liz Peterson from the Sustainable Schools team at Auckland Council for coming along and helping for the day. And also big thanks to Gail Allende from Trees For Survival for facilitating and helping make this happen.

And on 18th August we are holding our second Trees For Survival Planting Day with St Peters College students!