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Kerikeri reserves restored with natives to attract wildlife

The Bay of Island Walkways Trust are a small group of passionate volunteers who are opening a track as part of a wider network of tracks through the woods in Kerikeri.

Part of the land is owned by the far North District Council. Bob, a representative from the trust, relayed the council have been extremely supportive in their initiative. The group are in the process of transforming two neglected reserves that are on the route of the new walking paths. Through the support from local volunteers the sites have been groomed and Kauri, Kahikatea, Rimu, Puriri and Pohutukawa trees have been planted.

As the two areas are reserves, majority of the available space has been planted on. Through Trees That Count via a range of supporters, the Trust has been donated 50 trees to complete their project. The intention is to plant large native trees to replace the logged trees. The aim is to increase the area's biodiversity and hopefully this will consequently draw wildlife back to the reserves too.