Over four evenings in September the Arrowtown Choppers are undertaking a voluntary re-vegetation trial (approx. 1/4 hectare) on Tobin's Face.
This is in co-ordination with the Arrowtown Village Association and the Arrowtown Wilding Group. This trial allows us to understand that we are planting the right trees in the right place at the right time.
Autumn saw us plant 500+ natives and NOW with Spring on the horizon we are continuing with the planting of 300 exotic colour trees and 50 mountain beech.
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Date: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September
Where: Meet at the bottom of Tobin’s Track at 5pm or walk up Tobin's Track about 800m to the planting site. You will see native planting on either side of the track, then look for the people in high viz vests.
As always, these initiatives need all the support they can get, so we appreciate any support you can provide.
You can also donate to the cause at: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/trial-planting-tobins-face
Photo: Henry de Salengre
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
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