Boogy along while planting native trees at Onetangi reserve

GILL ALCOCK
Last updated 05:00 01/08/2012
Onetangi
PLANTING PROJECT: A donated piece of lane will be transformed by native trees to create a legacy for the future.

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A native tree planting event with a difference will take place at the Onetangi Forest & Bird Reserve this Sunday.

Those wanting to get their hands dirty while boogying along to some "chill sounds" will enjoy the event with DJ Chica Licorica using equipment donated by Pat Thompson.

Organiser Jacqueline Joseph says: "Picture an open field, once a horse paddock, soon to be revegetating native bush with Afro-Beat, Gypsy Electronica, Cumbia and Reggaeton beats grooving out over the valley as you help to plant native trees."

The day will be for all the family and the end result will "be part of a Waiheke legacy for generations to come", Ms Joseph says.

Those wishing to join in should bring a spade, gloves, good footwear "and a groovy attitude".

The native trees have been eco-sourced and provided by Waiheke Native Plant Nursery and help will be on hand for any advice that may be needed on how to plant them.

Planting takes place at the Onetangi Forest & Bird Reserve, at the top of Trig Hill Rd, Onetangi, from 10am to 1pm, and will be followed by a sausage sizzle and drinks afterwards.

The rain date will be Sunday, August 12. Visit forestandbird.org.nz/what-we-do/reserves/onetangi-reserve.

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