Join Christchurch City Council Rangers for planting and maintenance days across the seasons in our unique and stunning Port Hills.
Volunteers plant native trees each winter and maintain them in spring and autumn to reduce competition from grass.
While less glamorous than planting, maintenance is the most critical part of ecological restoration success. Without regular maintenance for the first three years, plants wouldn't survive due to grass competition.
What to bring
- Weather appropriate clothing – layers, rain jacket, hat
- Sturdy footwear
- If you can, gardening gloves and hedge clippers (but these will also be provided)
- Water bottle and a snack.
Covid19 alert level two
Due to Covid19 restrictions, registrations are essential to help us limit numbers on sites.
Numbers are limited based on being able to maintain physical distance practicably within each site.
We will require contact details for everyone attending so we can trace them in the event of a Covid19 related illness in the group. If you feel unwell, you must stay home.
Please bring your own gardening gloves and spade if you have one (labelled). Some spades will be provided and will be disinfected before and after use. Unfortunately we will not be providing a BBQ at our events just yet, but you are welcome to bring your own morning tea to enjoy while in the park.
There will be no carpooling, you will be given details of where to meet in your email confirmation.
We hope to see as many people as we can accommodate this season.