June 27, 2024

Treetech and Styx Living Laboratory bring native bush back to Canterbury

Treetech is excited to once again collaborate with the Styx Living Laboratory Trust and Trees for Canterbury to sponsor a community planting day on June 30th at 64 Turners Road, Ouruhia. 

This regenerative project will restore a former dairy farm to native forest, extending Ōtautahi Christchurch’s native bush network and encouraging biodiversity in the region. The planting site is a crucial link in the Pūharakekenui-Styx Source to Sea Walkway and reserve network. 

Once complete, the plantings will spread over 3.5 hectares, becoming an essential part of Canterbury’s network of native bush.

Treetech is a long-term supporter of the Styx Living Laboratory Trust and, as part of their commitment to leading the way to a greener tomorrow, has provided mulch, tree transportation, and sponsorship for previous planting projects. 

The team at Treetech are incredibly proud to support this project. We’re passionate about native bush regeneration - there are so many benefits to the community and to our environment. Expect to see plenty of the Treetech team and their families helping out on the day!  

Volunteers Needed - Come and join us

Members of the public are welcome to join the community planting day on June 30th. We’ll be planting 2,200 eco-sourced native plants, sponsored by Treetech and carefully nurtured by Trees for Canterbury. 

Planting will happen in the morning, from 10am to 12pm. Bring your own shovel/spade and gumboots. If you don’t have your own tools but would still like to participate, please register with the Styx Living Laboratory Trust in advance so they can provide you with the necessary equipment.

About the Styx Living Laboratory Trust

The Styx Living Laboratory Trust has been instrumental in protecting and improving the environment. Through education, research, and community engagement, the Trust aims to improve water quality, biodiversity, and cultural values in the area.

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