PROJECT OVERVIEW

One of the waterfalls feeding into the Whakatikei river

Upper Hutt New Zealand

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A side glimpse of the forest between Haywards hill and Riverstone terraces

and to the left of that, one of our “fences” the Hutt river .

These pictures below give an overview of the forest areas that will restored

It is the mid green areas that are the native bush , with the darker green being plantation pine forest.

The Whakatikei river runs up the middle of the photographs ( light blue line ) and feeds into the hutt river ( blue line ).

It is these rivers that create great natural barriers , ones that are being used and help make this project feasible

The restoration project so far ( white circles ) covers the area between the whakatikei river and the residential subdivision to the left.

click on image for larger view, with outlines of the projects 1st stage

The white circles show the areas of the forest that have been looked after for nearly four years,

This has had an effect also on the immediate surrounding areas

The red line represents the approximate boundary for the first stage of the larger forest restoration project

The pink line represents the approximate boundary of the second stage of the larger project , this has great scope for expansion into the Akatarawa forest

It is these boundaries that will require extensive, almost daily management.

click on the image for a larger version or here for one even larger still .

In this photograph the green lines represent stage one , the potential exists to link the stage with some pest control work currently being done by the forest and bird society to the lower left of the photo , in the Keith George Memorial Park just above the Silverstream bridge , this would mean that all the forest between Haywards hill road and the Whakatikei river would be restored .

The lighter green would be the outer defenses that would help reduce the load on the inner boundary lines , this will also have the effect of greatly improving the conition of the forest and bird life in the outer area .

Between the white lines and the river is the area of forest that is restored to a very high standard , the red is the current restoration project and the purple on the other side of the Whakatikei river shows the potential for stage two .

The Whakatikei river , in the last big flood the river went right over the top of where Jeremy and Josh are sitting ….

and yes you can walk across the log.

From space

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we are here just under the cloud , to the right of the top antenna

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If you are looking for new zealand

it is out back

 

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