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Continued from page 1. Project specialist for community partnerships team (parks, sport, and recreation) Ali Whitton said Arbor Day had been celebrated in the Wellington region since an 1890s event in Greytown. “Arbor Day usually falls on June 5 and is a day for celebrating trees,” Ali explained. “It’s especially important for us as Wellington has 47.5 per cent canopy cover, which is higher than other cities in New Zealand.” Ali said the team this year did more of preparation with the children than usual, in order to get the maximum amount of native trees planted. “We went to the school to teach them how to plant like ninjas. “They each got to name a tree

and they’ve all written it on a popsicle stick and planted it by the tree so theoretically they could go back and find the tree they planted.” Ali said historically council had helped community groups plant in their areas and this year it was Paekawakawa Reserve’s turn. “Every year we plant in a different space. “So this year we did this with our arborists at Paekawakawa Reserve. “The reserve was bought by the community about 10 years ago,” Ali said. Ali said council would continue to manage and weed the trees, though watering 1500 trees could prove difficult. “We hope for another decent amount of rain.”

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