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Country Calendar, 19 Sept 2021

Our episode was filmed in mid-winter (13-16 July 2021).  If you’re in NZ you can watch it here.

Getting started:

Here are some contact details and useful info to get you started with natives.

Tane’s Tree Trust – a non-profit Charitable Trust focused on encouraging the use of New Zealand indigenous tree species for biodiversity, landscape enhancement, cultural benefits, and providing the option for sustainable production of high-quality timber and other resources.  

Tane’s Tree Trust is a science based trust. They undertake scientific research into various aspects of establishing and managing native forests. All of their research is funded by grants they must apply for. They do not offer funding for planting projects. However, all of their research findings are available for free on their website.  Their website is packed with useful information on native trees.

Trees That Count aim to attract money from businesses and individuals who wish to sponsor the planting of native trees and distribute that money to planters who need funding.  There are regional guides for planting natives here.

Read about the benefits of planting native trees here.

Read more about Totara pruning.

The Department of Conservation has useful info to get you started, like this.

Your Regional Council will also be able to guide you – we’re in the Waikato, and they have these planting guides.  It may be worth asking your local catchment officer to pay you a visit.


Here in the Waikato it’s worth talking to Wayne Bennett at NZ Forest Flora; established to guide and support restoration of natural areas in the Waikato. We have an enthusiastic team experienced in all aspects of restoring the plant life of forests and wetlands. Our nursery is dedicated to producing quality ecosourced plants of all the native species which give the Waikato Landscape its unique character.

Find out more about Trisha’s energy work / animal communication.

Sections for sale:

As mentioned in the show we will have 4 sections for sale on our farm this year.  Spectacular sunny sections with views  towards the Kaimais and Whitehall.  

Two bare sections; one section with our existing house, orchard, and native garden; one section with 30x50m riding arena, horse yards and tack room, hay shed, and grazing.

View details here.