New plants for Tawatawa Reserve

Tawatawa Reserve is one of my favourite off-leash areas but just now it’s muddy and largely blocked off because of tree work.

Tawatawa Reserve logging track.

Tawatawa Reserve logging track.

Good news though: the tree work is done and new plantings are planned:

3 September 2013

Work has started to reinstate Tawatawa Reserve in Island Bay after a logging operation to remove pines damaged in the fierce June storm.

The logging operation finished last week, says Council Aboriculture Manager David Spencer. “In less than two weeks 400 tonnes of timber was removed.”

David says the Council is now working with contractor NZ Forest Works and the Southern Environmental Association to repair damage done by the cutting of a four-metre wide track to allow heavy machinery to take out the logs.

The dirt removed for the track will be replaced as far as possible and the area planted with native species grown by the Southern Environmental Association nursery on site, and by the Council.

[Via News - Planting to Start in Tawatawa Reserve - Wellington City Council.]