Tour. Trees for Canterbury Nursery Tour
Explore the nursery and learn all about Trees for Canterbury with a tour starting at 1pm, hosted by Steve Bush.
Meet at 1pm at the office
TREES FOR CANTERBURY BASE SITE
42 Charlesworth St, Woolston
Trees for Canterbury works to:
Employ; establishing a sense of involvement in the community for disadvantaged people (physically, intellectually, socially and long term unemployed) and providing an environment of acceptance as well as support and training for self-development – installing self esteem and work habit.
Educate; working with educational institutions, providing assistance in the teaching of environmental awareness.
Regenerate; cultivating native plants for community planting’s and our own revegetation projects using plant material eco-sourced from local areas.
The nursery is set up on 1.5 hectares of land situated at 42 Charlesworth St, Christchurch adjoining the Charlesworth Reserve. The reserve is under development and we at Trees for Canterbury will continue to assist with the ongoing revegation of this important environmental site.
T4C have approximately 150,000 trees at various stages of growth within the nursery. The majority of trees have been grown from seed collected by TFC in the Canterbury Plains, and Banks Peninsula areas. These areas are the main focus of the community-planting program. This ensures that the genetic purity of the native plant population is kept in each area. We continue to utilize the recycled 1L milk carton as the main growing container.