Category Archive: Planting

Oct 03 2012

Big Tree Planting

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Our Workday on Saturday Sept. 29th. was all about Planting. Thanks to DOC, especially Paul Cashmore and Katrina Knill, the Society was given 650 native trees and shrubs to plant in the central portion of the Reserve, alongside the Ynys Fraser Walkway. The plants, which had been grown and nurtured at Treeline Native Nursery, included …

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Sep 27 2012

This Saturday = Workday

This Saturday, 29th September,  is our BIG tree planting day - we have close on 650 shrubs,trees etc to plant. These have been very kindly donated by the Dept of Conservation. We will be picking these up Friday afternoon in readiness We realise that the weather may be a little unsettled but we have decided …

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Aug 27 2012

Another Successful Workday

Foggy Start of a successful Workday

We had another very successful few hours on a foggy Saturday morning down at our precious Reserve. Progress made on a number of fronts. Thanks: to Kerry and Stephen for removing the debris from Dancing Sands springs, looks great now, also from the little waterfall, plus for track clearance along to the vehicle bridge; to …

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Feb 23 2012

First Workday 2012

Saturday February 25th is our first working day for the new year. Weather providing, we will be spraying rogue robinias and blackberry, under the guidance of our resident ticketed member, clearing the main track, maybe some clearing down by the dancing stands and along the Ynys Fraser walkway. The tables and seats may need a …

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Dec 08 2011

Last 2011 Workday

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The Society’s keen volunteers met at the Springs for the last work day of the year, last Sat. Dec. 3rd. 2011. While the weather was far from ideal, there was a fantastic turnout of willing helpers, who boxed on in the rain. Some helped install 2 beautiful tables, crafted from the Redwood timber allocated to …

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Nov 09 2011

Travellers’ Trees planted

Trees waiting to be planted

As mentioned in the former post last Saturday HSIS volunteers have planted new travellers’ trees: Read all about the Tavellers’ Trees project on this page

Nov 06 2011

Workday 5th November 2011

Another great workday! Three seats were made and installed, the signpost at the main spring was re-installed with a concrete base and travellers’ trees were planted.  

Sep 18 2011

Living Legends 2

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Another report, this time from Lorraine: Well Jim Hickey was spot on and it was a very wet day and our accommodations left us a little damp and weather beaten. Although the day was not all what we hoped for, weather wise, we all made the best of a bad situation. There was a good …

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Sep 16 2011

Living Legends 1

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The Living Legends planting day was held on Sunday the 11th September, as part of both the Rugby World Cup, and in our case, Conservation week. Our Patron Ynys Fraser was kept warm by René: The” living legends ” are all ex All Blacks, and our living legend was Hika Reid Hika Reid The Department …

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