Backdune maintenance needed this winter

We’ve had two recent working bees to keep weeds under control in the back-dune areas while coastal forest plantings are getting established. Lookout for more work bee dates coming up – many hands make light work! These are especially important now that there’s plenty of moisture around and lupin seedlings are sprouting up. These won’t be a problem in the long run once the natives are established but for now they need to be kept in check before they get too big! Lupins grow much faster than the natives and can easily take over – but are easy to pull out when they’re small.

Thanks to the team who have been on the case so far … drop us an email to environment@sumnercommunity.org.nz to get news of the next working bees or keep an eye on the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sumnerenvironment

 

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