Thousands of trees planted in group community effort

 Project Crimson, staff from Loyalty New Zealand (the company that runs Fly Buys) and the Wellington City Council joined forces on 18 June, to undertake the planting of 4,280 native trees at Seton Nossiter Park.

Seton Nossiter Park is a 30ha protected natural reserve nestled in the steep gullies between the surrounding suburbs of Grenada Village and Horokiwi to the north, Woodridge to the east and Newlands and Paparangi to the south.

The area has a high conservation value as the park not only provides an important vegetation link between the adjoining suburbs, but also presents a bird and wildlife corridor between the eastern harbour escarpment, Belmont Gully and the Belmont Regional Park.

4,280 native trees, including 400 northern rata, were planted by 80 staff volunteers from Loyalty, making fast work of getting the young plants carefully installed into their new surroundings.

Project Crimson Conservation Manager, Caroline Wallace said the tree planting event was very successful for everyone involved.

"This is a great example of what can be achieved when everyone works together towards a common goal," Mrs Wallace said.

“We couldn’t have achieved such a great result without the support of the Loyalty New Zealand team, and our ongoing help from Wellington City Council."

“We were thrilled to be able to support Project Crimson and get our hands muddy to do a little bit of good in the community today.

The whole team felt really proud of today’s achievement,” said Lance Walker, CEO of Loyalty New Zealand.