Tree Planting at Motuihe Island, Auckland
August 11 2014
On Saturday 11th August, a few members of CCANZ and their friends once again participated in the "Living Legends" tree planting programme on Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
To get there we again boarded the free ferry. We were part of the tree planting project last year which planted over 3,500 native trees. This was the second and final year - organized be Project Crimson, an organisation dedicated to restoring the declining Pohutukawa tree to the New Zealand foreshore. The summer flower of the Pohutukawa is crimson in colour. Carys Grant, one of our members is part of this project, and suggested that we participate in this worthwhile service event. Once the ancients worshipped trees and nature, but today modern society is too busy to acknowledge their importance. Trees conserve water, make our air breathable, absorb air pollution, support our slopes and form the hub of enormous underground micro-environments that strengthen soil and foster insect life. We were therefore very happy to play a small role.