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Your contact at Plant Tuatapere Crimson : Justin Lewis (Project Co-Ordinator)
Contact number: 021 132 3574
Alternative contact number: +64
Additional contact details: Tuatapere & District Promotions Inc

Website: www.projectcrimson.org.nz

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Plant Tuatapere Crimson

In 2008 Tuatapere & District Promotions Inc made a suggestion to the Tuatapere Community Board that we make a bold visual statement by planting Southern Rata throughout the town and the Greenheart reserve, this proposal was supported by the Tuatapere Community Board.

With their bright Red flowers and red new growth Rata are one of our most spectacular natives, and are a favorite food of birds, especially Tuis and Bellbirds. It is hoped that Tuatapere will eventually become the largest stand of Southern Rata in the world. This plan will boost the bird population and create great visual appeal creating another reason for tourists to visit and stop in Tuatapere.

"Southern Rata" or Metrosideros Umbellata - A slow growing forest tree (canopy) with red new growth and spectacular red flowers around Christmas time.

Tuatapere & District Promotions Inc has applied for and kindly received support for the first phase of this project from Project Crimson - a trust dedicated to the re- establishment of Pohutakawa and Rata throughout New Zealand (sponsored by Meridian Energy).

Stage 1 is now being completed with the planting of 75x four year old Rata throughout town in existing public garden plots and prominent positions such as street corners, etc.

The Rata's on the attached map show some of the locations for the first phase of planting thorughout town with a good spread of trees. They may be small now but with some imagination it is possible to see that they will make a considerable difference to the look of Tuatapere in years to come.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this project please make contact with project co-ordinator below.



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