Diary

Timber storage

Totara arriving at Henley

The Foundation has contributed to the cost of a new shed at Henley lake. We will use part of the space to store and sort some of the timber we have from windfall trees.  The photo is the the first lot of timber arriving at the new shed.

Posted by on July 25, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Annual measurements

One of the better Puriri trees

This years measurements of the indigenous trees have been completed.  As expected most have shown good growth for the year with Puriri, Totara, Red beech and Matai looking particularly well.

Posted by on June 30, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Wellington group

Wellington team

A group of Wellingtonians spent a weekend at Rewanui and cleared the remaining snow damage on the Matai loop. Thanks guys!

Posted by on April 25, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Trustee tour

The group on Mt ClydeTravelling through radiata

Inspecting the Drylands trust Eucalypts

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Kowhai moth

Kowhai moth caterpillar

The Kowhai moth caterpillar strips all the leaves off some Kowhais in the Autumn. The trees recover but do receive a setback.  The caterpillars also feed on broom, gorse and lupin so they do some good.

Posted by on March 7, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Titoki regeneration

Seedling Titokis 

The wet summer has helped many trees,  these Titoki seedlings  form a carpet under the bush canopy along the Totara loop.

Posted by on March 7, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Releasing trees

Ecocover weedmap around a hebe

Protecting young trees from being smothered by grass is an essential part of establishing new plantings.  We are establishing a trial of techiques on the 2011 plantings along the watercourse west of the Rewanui carpark. The trees involved in the trial are the first two rows along the Eastern fenceline.  The treatmemnts are:

  • Spraying with Glyphosate (roudup)
  • Physically celaring grass by hand
  • Using bio degradable weed mats
  • No treatments.

Trees with white stakes have been sprayed and weed mats will be put around some of these and some unsprayed ones. The aim of the trial is establish the best results in term of growth as well as cost effectiveness

Posted by on February 2, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Spraying Redwoods

Controlling summer growth in Redwoods planted in 2010

After waitng several weeks for the right conditions we sprayed redwoods with Terbuthiazine to control the strong summer growth. Our exprerince is that redwoods need releasing from competing grass growth for three years after planting.

Posted by on January 26, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Marking bush tracks

Most tracks are marked with with white stakes and markers as shown

We have been replacing the original track markers on the bush tracks with white poles and coloured indicators. The one shown indicates that the section of track is part of both the Totara loop (red) and the Matai loop (yellow). The original posts were too low and not easily seen.

Posted by on January 5, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Releasing Hebes

The grass clearded from the hebes at the richard Hall memorial grove.

The good growing season has meant the grass has grown as well as the trees.

 

Posted by on December 19, 2011 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

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