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This site shares a boundary with Lords Bush – one of the last remaining lowland beech podocarp forests on the Canterbury Plains.

Supported with multi-year funding from Central Plains Water Environmental Management Fund (EMF) Te Ara Kākāriki (TAK) began this Greendot restoration plan in 2020 with the planting of 2,000 seedlings as well as a volunteer planting day each year. The landowners have gone well beyond this planting another 6,000 seedlings with family and friends.


Planting beside Lords Bush, a treasure trove of biodiversity, will help to protect this special remnant by creating a buffer between it and the harsh elements allowing species that require the dark sheltered conditions found deep in the forest centre to thrive.