Seed collection on in local bush

Feb 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, Local Events

The Tamahere Gully Care Group is holding a a seed collection field trip led by Wayne Bennett to the Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve at Gordonton this Sunday, March 4.

This ecosourcing workshop is in conjunction with the Hamilton City Gully Seminar Series and the Tamahere Community Nursery and Gully Care Group. It will start at 1pm.

The purpose of the trip is to become familiar with the area’s typical swamp forest and collect some seeds to propagate for the restoration of this once common plant community. If time permits there will be an opportunity to explore other environment types in the area as well.

Meet at the Log hauler Site at Pukemokemoke Reserve, Whitikahu Road, just past the Whitikahu School and Tauhei Quarry. The log hauler site is a few minutes walk from the car park and is signposted.

Take appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather, walking shoes, resealable plastic bags and a marker pen.

Those attending are welcome to arrive earlier, perhaps to picnic and to explore this stunning bush.

For more information phone Wayne 021 2742132 or 824 7167

For anyone keen to do some potting or weeding or get plants for their gully, the Tamahere Community Nursery will be open at the usual time of 1.30 pm.

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3 Comments to “Seed collection on in local bush”

  1. Number8Network here, passing on the following comment from Judy Chrystall –

    Sunday was a very pleasant afternoon to meet up with Wayne Bennett and a few other keen people to collect seeds. I was really pleased to have had the information forwarded to me and of course it is easy for me to attend Pukemokemoke events being just up the road.
    Wayne has a wealth of knowledge about trees, flaxes, smaller trees, and even though he is very knowledgeable and has vast experience he welcomed other peoples input and knowledge too. A great time to collect seeds and come under Wayne’s tutoring, thank you Wayne and also thank you Tamahere Forum and N8N. I really enjoyed those two hours, now to plant the seeds and hope they germinate!!

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  3. Great stuff! Now, that Pukemokemoke sounds familiar to me – I wonders where it is…

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