We’ve had a stellar planting season this winter with many successful planting days. Our community of volunteers and donors have been hugely supportive: thank you to all of you who contribute. Te Mata is fortunate to have such passionate people, schools, families, and businesses assisting with the native revegetation of our beautiful maunga. This year, 24,000 plants have been planted across Te Kahika, the Tauroa Forest, and our Rongoā Garden, which is no small effort!
To encourage as much native biodiversity as possible and ensure high survival rates, we’re planting quite a variety of species including harakeke, karamu, manuka, kanuka, carex, pimelea mimosa, cabbage tree, toetoe, mingimingi, koromiko, and kowhai, to name a few.
With nearly 40,000 new plants in the ground over the past two years, and an additional 20,000 to be planted in 2022, the planting programme is already a huge success. Read on to learn more about community engagement and upcoming events.
Wishing you a warm winter season,
The Te Mata Park Trust Board