Helping to Restore Native Plants & Wildlife
As kaitiaki, it is our responsibility to care for the land.
The regeneration of native bush on our property is an ongoing project. Every year, we plant hundreds of seedlings to help re-establish a flourishing ecosystem, and remove invasive weeds such as gorse.
Early stage natives like mānuka and kānuka grow deep and flexible root systems which bind the soil and help to prevent erosion. This provides a fertile nursery environment for other indigenous species such as kawakawa, mamaku and kauri.
When native forest is planted alongside waterways, the roots act as a natural filtration system which helps to remove pollutants and prevents nutrients from being washed away.
Healthy forests are home to a wide range of invertebrates which attract native birds. Every creature plays an important role in maintaining a thriving forest.