Giants talk on gullies

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The annual gully restoration seminar series begins this week with talks by giants in the field including Waikato University Professor Bruce Clarkson and hands-on gully expert Peter Morris.

Planting a gully slope
Planting a gully slope

Clarkson, recognised as one of New Zealand’s foremost authorities on ecological restoration, will set the scene for a week of seminars, including in Tamahere, at Waikato University on Thursday, August 13.

At the same evening session, renowned plantsman Morris, who has restored a Matangi gully over 30 years, will tackle some of the issues that arise in restoration projects: money, plant biodiversity and slips.

The first of two field trips will be to the Mangakotukutuku Gully on Saturday, August 15 from 10am to 1pm.

The second seminar session will be on Thursday, August 20, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Waikato University and the final event of the week will be a practical session at the Tamahere Community Plant Nursery on Saturday, August 22, 10am to 1pm, where Tamahere Gully Care’s Jan Simmons and Peter Morris will share their plant expertise.

For the full programme download the following poster (PDF): Gully Seminars 2015

More here about Tamahere Gully Care Group.

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