Project Crimson and Meridian help plant 900 native trees in Redcliffs Valley
11/08/2009

Project Crimson and Meridian help plant 900 native trees in Redcliffs Valley

Hundreds of native trees and shrubs were planted by Meridian staff, Project Crimson, Christchurch City Council and members of the community for a restoration project in the valley at the head of Barnett’s Park (Redcliffs, Christchurch) on Saturday, 8 August.

Alan Beuzenberg, Unit Manager of Transport and Greenspace, Christchurch City Council, says the planting is designed to replace the pest plant, Boneseed.

“It is part of the long-term goal to connect forest remnants in Mount Pleasant and Lyttelton Scenic Reserve. The numerous volunteers had to climb up some fairly steep terrain to reach the planting site at the head of the valley.”

“It is vital that we remove Boneseed from Christchurch and by planting native plants in this area of the valley above Barnett’s Plant we can help create a pest free environment."

Mel Seyfort, Meridian’s Sponsorship Manager was delighted Meridian could be a part of the event. 

“As a 100 per cent New Zealand company with a commitment to renewable energy and environmental sustainability, nothing could be more appropriate than helping ensure rata and other native trees continue to flourish,” she says.