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Green Corridors

Wednesday March 23 2016

The Green Corridors programme is enhancing areas of native bush along streams, providing a place for wildlife to thrive, improving water quality, and creating open green spaces from the Tararua Ranges to the Manawatū River.

Our projects are long term, with successional planting and ongoing maintenance.

  • We work with community cooperation and support
  • We see the increasing importance of having areas of natural biodiversity close to urban areas, both for conservation and amenity reasons

Tangible results

Since 2001 Green Corridors has planted more than 140,000 trees in the Turitea Valley and Summerhill areas. It has created a fantastic habitat for our native birds to thrive, improved water quality for our native fish, and produced a beautiful bush network for our City to enjoy for walking, running, biking and to picnic in. 

About us

Green Corridors is a voluntary group which works in cooperation with Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) to plan and oversee the planting of reserve areas to encourage native biodiversity. This group has freely given considerable time and expertise to establishing a series of revegetation projects and continues to seek new locations for further green corridor planting in the City. The group is largely made up of working professionals who have the support of their employer, or who are foregoing professional fees and personal time to be involved. 

Plants

Green Corridors calculates the costs of revegetating land on a per hectare basis. We aim to plant 10,000 plants a year. The cost per plant covers the pioneer plants, planting, spray releasing and maintenance in the first year and replacement plants from mortality. 

Planting season

The planting season is usually from May until September. Outside the planting season future planting is planned, seedlings are raised, and maintenance and weed removal takes place. 

Make a donation and offset your carbon emissions

For every $5 donated an eco-sourced native tree will be planted. Donations in 2015-16 will go towards planting in the Titoki Reserve in the Summerhill Area. For every $12,500 collected Green Corridors will be able to plant an extra hectare of native plants. Each hectare of native plants will offset 3,825 tonnes of CO2-e over the next 50 years. Green Corridors offers individuals, businesses, and organisations an opportunity to offset their carbon emissions in a way that benefits the local community. Not only will Green Corridors tree planting offset carbon emissions but it will also further enhance the ecological and recreational features of the region.  

Work with us

If your business, organisation or group is currently supporting native revegetation planting projects, or is considering doing so, why not support a successful local project which has demonstrated results? If you would like to support this initiative, please contact Mike Duindam - Green Corridors Project Officer

Project drivers

Palmerston North City Council aspires to move the City towards becoming a more friendly place for plants, birds, pollinators such as bees, and fish. Increased planting contributes to that goal. For more information, see the Biodiversity Strategy

Links

Environment Network Manawatū

Green Corridors Facebook page

Turitea Green Corridors Walkway