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Tamariki tend tōtara trees

November 8, 2021

Children from Picton School’s kaitiaki group have been working with the community on a project that involved seeds being collected two years ago from the 140-year-old tōtara tree in their school grounds. These were propagated and nurtured by local Marlborough Forest and Bird Chairman Andrew John and then 5 saplings were transplanted by tamariki back at the school. Fifty more of these precious tōtara will be planted around Picton in areas such as Kaipupu Point Sanctuary.

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Tamariki have learnt about the significance of these tōtara trees to their people and place.

Growing together.