Sunday, 18 March 2012

Working bee at Orokonui Scenic Reserve

by Lucy Hardy, DoC ranger

As discussed at the February working bee, we plan to hold working bees at the Orokonui Scenic Reserve Living Legends site on the last Sunday morning of every month.  This means that the next one is Sunday 29 April.  Meet at the usual spot and time – 9.30ish at the Orokonui Scenic Reserve at the end of Killarney Street, Waitati.

The plan is to focus on an area where the plants haven't done so well.  Tasks to do include: 

  • removing the weed sacks/mats from around the dead plants and marking the spot with a single stake;
  • weeding around plants that have done OK, renewing weed matting where necessary so that these plants can be easily identified.
This area will then be prepared in May by spot spraying so that infill planting can be done in the spring.


I will be on leave until the end of April, so won't be able to join you this time.  Valerie will be there, and knows the section of planting to focus on.  If you have any questions you can contact Valerie by email at   Thank you.



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