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Planting natives for Richmond’s future


3 July 2012

altSt Paul’s School in Richmond held a working bee on Sunday June 10 to plant more than 300 native trees and shrubs as the first part of a project to develop a native corridor to link with Salisbury School’s reforestation project.

The Friends of Saint Paul’s fundraising group donated $1 000 and the Tasman District Council $100 to buy native plants.
Georgina Pahl from Mainly Natives gave expert advice as well as providing plants. More than 100 of the school’s community including a large group of children worked on clearing, digging and planting which was finished in under an hour.

The children will water the plants which will be mulched with bark to keep them moist during the dry summer months.

Image: Adam Hillis gets stuck into clearing the ground for planting.