Napier Community Planting Day - sponsored by Bupa
Join us to plant 3,300 native trees!
Trees That Count and the Bupa Foundation are partnering with Pirimai Residents' Association to plant native trees on the Pirimai Walkway in Napier.
In 2020, a walking/cycling route of around 4km was built along a stormwater drain which runs from the BUPA village at Ulyatt Rd in Napier to the coast. Pirimai Residents' Association are aiming to have the whole 4km of the walkway planted. This is the third year of a multi-year planting project on an accessible flat site right adjacent to a BUPA facility.
Planting the drain will provide habitat for native biodiversity, creating a natural corridor for birds and insects. Additional benefits will be a reduction in air pollution, slowing of water runoff, reduction in the risk of flooding, mitigation of the risk of soil erosion or slips, and positive health benefits for users.
If you have them, please bring your own spade or gloves along with you, there will be a limited number available provided by Pirimai Residents' Association. It is also recommended to wear long pants and sleeves to protect you from scratchy and irritating plants. Please also wear sturdy footwear (hiking or work boots are great) plus a hat and rain jacket. We will provide lunch after the event, but bring drinking water with you in reusable water bottles and any snacks you might like for the morning.
We're looking forward to planting with you!