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Help bring Kahikatea back to Cranford Basin – Christchurch

Want to help create a living legacy for our city?

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand will be planting 37, 000 kahikatea in Cranford Basin this winter, and we need your help!

These seedlings will grow up to become the largest forest of kahikatea in Ōtautahi Christchurch since pre-European times. Help plant this forest and be part of the larger vision to create our biodiverse-city.

Cranford Basin is a natural ponding and storm water management area, critical to reducing the flood risk to urban Christchurch, and in particular the Pūharakekenui/Styx and Avon River/Otākaro catchments.

It will be transformed over the next decade into a multi-purpose forested wetland, with enhanced waterways and passive recreation areas that will benefit ecosystems and the surrounding community.

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This planting project is a Matariki Tu Rākau: living memorial, initiated under the One Billion Trees Programme, in conjunction with Christchurch City Council, Trees for Canterbury, and with support from the Department of Conservation’s Community Fund.

We are offering regular planting days each month between April and September to local businesses and organisations.

Planting days are great for:

  • Team building – work together to plant a forest
  • Staff wellbeing – time in nature is restorative
  • The environment – what better way to offset your organisation’s carbon emissions?

CVNZ provides all tools and planting expertise for the day, at no charge to your organisation, although a koha is appreciated.

Please contact Donna ([email protected] 021 457 568) for more information and to register your interest for this project.