Arbor Day at Opunake

Arbor Day at Opunake

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Last year, the storm cleanup got in the way of the staged replanting of Opunake Recreation Grounds’ hedge - but now more than 200 Pohutukawa, Banksias and Norfolk pines are ready to go into the ground.
South Taranaki District Council’s parks’ curator David Bruce says community members have asked to be part of the planting programme and proposed an Opunake Arbor Day to plant the trees.
Mr Bruce says  it may not be the official Arbor Day which took place yesterday (June 5), but  June 23 is a day that seems to suit more people.
“Midweek doesn’t always suit families, there’s rugby on the Rec on Saturday and other weekends seem to be booked up.”
He says the plants will be laid out ready for planting to begin at 10am and, if there are enough volunteers, the trees should all be in the ground well before midday.
“All people have to bring is themselves and a spade, hopefully Opunake will turn on a fine day and it will be great to see them there.”
The planting at 10 am, Sunday June 23 will go ahead rain or shine.