News: Arbor Day flourishes in the district

Arbor Day is June 5. Greytown is the home of Arbor Day in New Zealand, and the Greytown Community Board and other tree lovers are marking it in July with several activities:

Saturday 2 July – The Friends of O’Connor’s Bush in Greytown Soldiers’ Memorial Park will plant 3 kahikatea (white pines) by the water race in the Bush. Members will meet at the tennis courts at 10 am.

Friday 8 July – Stella Bull Park, East Street entrance, planting of a Trident Maple by Rotary, 11am.

Saturday 9 July – Greytown Dog Park, on the corner of Cotter and Pierce Streets, planting of an avenue of 8 Tulip trees from the Council, 11am.

The Greytown Community Board has also put $1000 from its beautification fund toward Arbor Day, which will most likely go towards post-planting supports for the trees planted.

Martinborough has also marked Arbor Day, with several trees planted in Considine Park – four oaks along the road frontage and five ornamental pears along the back to add colour. The plantings were organised with Considine Park User Group and RNS Contracting.

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