Volunteers from Christchurch meet at the Yaldhurst Hotel at 7:30 am to sort out car-pooling. Forest & Bird will reimburse drivers $10 per person so a full car will pay for petrol. We will then drive to Springfield and link up with those coming from Darfield, Oxford and Rangiora around 8:30 – 8:45 am. We will stop at Castle Hill Village for a few minutes to pick up the tools before driving to the wilding pine site. We will return to Yaldhurst by 5 pm.
We will supply a saw or pair of loppers; You are welcome to bring your own hatchets, saws or loppers but please no axes; they will not be required.
You will need to bring your own lunch, plenty of water, sun protection, enough cloths in case it turns cold. If you have a high visibility vest please bring this. The area we will be working on is flat scrub covered land near Craigieburn Skifield Road.