Planting a future
Handing on a better Palmerston North to the next generation is the mantra behind a native planting project.
Green Corridors - a volunteer group that works with the city council - took to part of Titoki Reserve yesterday to plant about 600 native trees and shrubs.
Organiser David Forrest said the group had been around for about 10 years, and did its first planting near the Turitea water catchment.
The group had done planting in the area before, but headed back yesterday to patch up spots where plants had not survived.
Mr Forrest said the idea came about from the idea of "thinking globally, but acting locally" to respond to climate change.
"A, you're planting trees. But B, you get all the insects coming in and then the native birds. It all starts to look after itself after a while."
Ultimately, the project was about preserving the environment, Mr Forrest said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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