57 days ago

Street Tree Love

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

We invite you to adopt a street tree over summer, as it's the season where they face the most stress.

We will give you tips about avoiding mower damage, how to mulch and water to give our trees the best support. We will also help you find out more about the type of tree that you are caring for and what you can expect from it as it grows, flowers and fruits.

Street trees have been planted by Auckland Council for everyone to enjoy. They are aiming to increase the number of streets with trees on their verges as part of their Urban Ngahere plan.

By caring for a tree you are caring for a piece of the environment that belongs to all Aucklanders, for their benefit and the benefit of the wonderful wildlife that we share this city with. A healthy street tree contributes hugely to our environment in many ways.

Email enquiries@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz to sign up so that we can ensure there aren’t any double-ups, please include your name, your street name and STL in the subject line. Head to our website for more information.

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2 hours ago

🦇 Bat detection evening - Shepherd's Park

The Team from Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (Inc.)

Drop-in at any time between 8:30-9:30pm.

Find us at Shepherd's Park on the field by the Melba Street entrance.

Rain dates TBC in early March.

We are launching a series of bat-detection evenings with a drop-in session at Shepherd's Park. Come along to see if you can be the one to discover critically endangered pekapeka-tou-roa / long-tailed bats in Kaipatiki!

We will show you how to use bat-detectors and what to look (and listen) for when you are hunting bats. Our friendly team will be on hand to chat to you about why we are searching for bats, why they are important and what you can do at home to give them a helping hand. We might even be able to help you identify some of those strange night-time noises you hear in the bush!

Bring a torch, preferably one with a red-light setting, warm clothes and wear covered shoes like sneakers.

We care about the health of our staff and community so we require that attendees show a valid vaccine pass on arrival, adhere to social distancing measures and wear a mask when they attend our bat-detection sessions.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

📸 Long-tailed bat photo used on event cover by Colin O'Donnell CC BY 4.0 Department of Conservation

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3 days ago

Are you happy about the loss of 8,000 planted native seedlings?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

Kia ora Neighbours, A contested decision by politicians on the Upper Harbour Local Board to mow down 8,000 native plants and young trees, could bring a hefty bill. Council staff reject that there was a mistake in the planting, and now there could be a big bill. What do you think ?

4 days ago

Mulberry tree leaves

Riana from Birkdale

Hi neighbours. Does anybody have or know where I can get Mulberry tree leaves.
Happy to pay for it and will come and pick collect. I have hungry silkworms and that's the only leafs for them.