Saltwater Eco’s Plant a Native Commitment

After a fantastic Summer and extremely mild Autumn, Winter is finally beginning to make it’s presence felt on the Matakana Coast. But no need to get the winter blues, there’s lots to be excited about! One of our favorite winter activities is planting native trees and it just so happens that the start of June signals the green light for the Saltwater Eco planting season!

As part of Saltwater Eco’s ongoing SUSTAIN commitment to our clients and natural environments, our team mark the end of every season by planting home grown, locally sourced, native trees in our very own habitat restoration (reveg) project. For all the info click: Sustain@Saltwater

Our reveg project is entering it’s 5th winter and is situated on the outskirts of Kaipara Flats, 10 minutes drive West of Warkworth. Every native seedling planted represents one of our clients from that season and if we haven’t grown enough to make up the numbers we supplement our trees from other local sources. The Saltwater Eco nursery is expanding all the time and is already filling up with next seasons seedlings. The pre and post planting care can be a lot of work at times, but our small contribution to help restore one of NZ’s natural landscapes is something we’re really proud of.  And especially now that each and every one of Saltwater Eco’s clients are connected and have contributed to this project.

There are heaps of community planting events happening over Winter, the best known in our region has to be TOSSI’s planting days at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary. And we’re particularly chuffed for the second year running to know that 3,000 of the trees to be planted out at Tawharanui this season were potted by Mahurangi Year 8 students on Saltwater Eco’s March Camp.

So grabs your gumboots and get involved!