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  • Writer's pictureRose Parsons

International Arbor Day recognised with community tree planting.

Tree planters enjoy a glass of Opawa wine.

Thank you to the community for supporting our environment on Arbor Day last week. Nine people planted more than 200 trees into the wetland at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-Tours on a perfect and sunny winter’s day.

“It was a wonderful and dedicated group of planters and we are most grateful for the time and energy freely given”. said Will Parsons.

Among the trees planted suitable for the extremes of a wetland environment were Plagianthus Divaricatus and Olearia Solandri.  Thank you to Grant from Morgan’s Road Nursery for recommending suitable species.

Opawa wine kindly donated wine as a reward for volunteers to enjoy over lunch.

Driftwood Eco Tours has a policy of planting one tree for every tour taken to offset their carbon footprint, the balance of the trees were funded by FLOW Marlborough which was raised by community wetland walks last summer. You can like FLOW Marlborough on facebook here.

For the first time this wetland will be part of the Garden Marlborough week. Garden Marlborough brings plant enthusiasts from around New Zealand and the globe to converge on Marlborough’s most beautiful parks and private gardens.




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