Planting Sedges on the Harvey’s

We were only expecting a couple of volunteers at our most recent planting day on Sunday, 26 July and were pleasantly surprised to be joined by an enthusiastic team of 6 (8 of us in total) including Frankie Hofland and her husband Nick; landowners at Pakiri.  Frankie is a co-ordinator for Trees for Survival and along with Nick is involved in the local Pakiri Landcare Group.

We met at 9.30am and carted the sedges further up the valley to the Harvey’s wetland area.  Approximately 10 square metres of tradescantia was cleared and planted with a selection of sedges.  In no time we had filled 3 large weed bags and were reminded what a mammoth task we have ahead of us.  The rain held off until 1.00pm when it became slippery under foot and we decided to call it a day.


Weeding prior to planting


Happy group of volunteers admiring a job well done






Planted sedges