We have partnered with the Rotary Club of Wellington, Wellington City Council and MPI’s Matariki Tu Rākau fund and have been undertaking the enormous restoration project of planting a Forest at the Heart of Wellington since 2018.
The aim of this project is to create a greener, healthier environment within the city and to show-case to the nation how humans and nature can thrive in the same place. We have planted 15,000 trees per year in Wellington city over the last 4 years for this project, to celebrate the Rotary Club of Wellington’s centennial anniversary in 2021. The important work now will be to keep a close eye on all of our planting sites, removing any weeds and helping to ensure that our new native forests thrive.
Our work at Forest at the Heart of Wellington
We have been working on this project since 2018 and thanks to MPI’s Matariki Tu Rākau fund we have been able to make this one of our main projects in Wellington.
Through this funding we have:
We have made huge progress on this project and planted the last trees for this project over winter 2021. However, we will be revisiting our planting sites for up to five years to ensure plant survival. We will go back to all of our planting sites during spring/summer and release the seedlings from invasive weeds. This part of the process is as important as tree planting itself.