Papanui Bush Planting Day
John Stringer
Papanui Rotary Weeders Group
We've received written approval from the Papanui Community Board / Council to plant kahikateas at Papanui Bush on Saturday, June the 6th
Come and join John & Denis for a wander through the bush tracks and some gentle planting at 2:00 pm at the Bridgestone Reserve (opp. Mega Mitre 10) on Chapel Street.
We have visited the area recently and John has been collecting windblown cabbage tree saplings growing in footpaths and fence lines nearby and replanting these in the bush.
Please remember gloves as it could be a bit chilly, a small shovel if you would like to help with the planting, plus your own thermos if you want to have a cuppa at some stage during the afternoon.
Prior to getting underway we will go over health & safety distancing requirements under Level 2 that we need to adhere to.
Deryn has also suggested we get some saplings (rather than seeds) to give to interested Rotarians to nurture in their glass houses for a year.  
We think that’s a great idea and John will approach the DOC nursery in the context of Arbor Day and see if he can obtain some free saplings for the Club.  Members can take them home if they wish and Denis and John will nurture the rest.
We also have offers of small native kowhai and cabbage tree etc. We will definitely take anything you have and wish to donate. Denis and I, or the occasional weeding group once these are able begin again, will be happy to plant these on an ongoing basis.
So if you have a random cabbage tree sapling in your garden you don’t want, let us know and we will organise to replant it.