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Digging for a Cause

September 23, 2020 at 2:17 PM

As part of the Enviro Group’s commitment to the indigenous flora of Aotearoa, the College is partnered with the Trees for Survival Trust, having worked with them for a number of years. 

Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity in the region.

Each year, the College is supplied with native seedlings to nurture and grow until they are big enough to replant where they are needed, to help restore our country’s natural habitats.  

Recently, the College supplied approximately 970 native plants to a farmer in the Waiuku district who had applied to the Trees for Survival Trust to help him restore, revegetate and increase biodiversity on his land. 

Following this, last week we received our new shipment of approximately 1,000 tiny native tree seedlings.  The students have started the mammoth task of repotting them to be ready for the next planting season in 2021.  Hopefully by next year, Covid-19 will be consigned to history and our students will, once again, be able to go out and assist with the replanting. Meanwhile, they will continue their work of nurturing them in the College garden nursery.

For more information about Trees for Survival: https://www.tfsnz.org.nz/

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