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HealthPost Tree Planting

One day each year since 2010, HealthPost has swapped phones and packing tape for spades and wheelbarrows to go and plant trees around Golden Bay, New Zealand.

Motupipi sand spit is one place that has received much HealthPost tree planting love. This beautiful piece of Golden Bay coastline was devastated by fire several years ago and we are working to establish a coastal forest of native trees, especially totara, here. With the guidance of Coast Care, we’ve planted over 2000 trees on Motupipi sand spit in the past three years, so we’re well on the way!

Returning to the same site several years in a row gives the great pleasure of seeing our trees becoming established and the wildlife returning to enjoy their renewed habitat.

Our 2014 tree planting mission was at Mangarakau Swamp in the wild west of Golden Bay. Mangarakau Swamp is the Nelson region’s largest remaining freshwater wetland and has a rich history of gold mining, coal mining, logging and flax harvesting in and around its area. Having defied every attempt in the last 150 years to drain it, the Swamp remains home to a variety of birdlife from fernbird to bittern, over 30 species of orchid, and an array of aquatic life including frogs, rare fish and eels. We lent our helping hands to the Friends of Mangarakau Swamp, who are dedicated to the restoration of this significant wetland.

In 2015 we planted tree's at Paynes Ford, close to Golden Bay's main township, Takaka. Boasting impressive limestone outcrops, Paynes Ford is very popular with climbers, and with the beautiful Takaka River close by is also a favourite spot for picnics and swims!

Our annual tree planting is a highlight on the HealthPost calendar, and our appreciation goes out to our great team who, as the photos below show, are always ready and willing to get their hands dirty! Thanks to Rob Lewis of Coast Care and Robyn Jones and Ian Price of Friends of Mangarakau Swamp for directing our good intentions into real environmental results. And a huge thanks to our customers for supporting sustainable business.

Pictures below are from our planting adventures, with the most recent shots at the top!

 
Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015 Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015 Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015
Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015 Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015 Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015
Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015 Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015 Tree Planting at Paynes Ford 2015
Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014 Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014 Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014
Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014 Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014 Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014
Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014 Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014 Tree planting at Mangarakau Swamp 2014

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2013

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2013 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2013

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2013

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2013 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2013

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2012

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2012 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2012

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2012

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2012 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2012

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2011

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2011 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2011 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2011

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010 Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010

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Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010

Tree planting at Motupipi Sand Spit 2010
 

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