Our Projects

Jean Malpas Community Nursery

At the heart of our operations is our Community Nursery. Here, native plants are grown from locally eco-sourced seed by a strong team of volunteers and are eventually planted on public land on community planting days. Our nursery is open for volunteers to join us for native plant maintenance sessions. No experience is required and everyone is welcome. 

Every Wednesday: 1:00pm – 3:30pm at Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights.

Community Planting Days

This year’s planting will mark an amazing milestone of 50,000 native plants being planted by WRT! We are looking forward to reconnecting with our community for our 6th year of planting!

5 Sept
– Whitechapel
12 Sept – Bush Creek
19 Sept – Lake Hayes South
26 Sept – Mill Creek / Slope Hill 
3 Oct – Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve

Our Planting Sites

The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust manage five keystone planting sites that have been strategically chosen to cover different ecosystems, in close proximity to various Wakatipu communities. Each of our sites has the capacity to be planted for at least the next 10 years at current operational levels, massively increasing the levels of native habitat and biodiversity in the area.

Wakatipu Beech Seeding Project

The Wakatipu Beech Seeding Project was a 3-year, joint research project between the Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group and the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust, with technical support from Ahika Consulting Limited, Scion Research Institute and the University of Otago.