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2011 Southern Arbor Day Arbor Camp

2011 Southern Arbor Day Arbor Camp

Queens Birthday Weekend 2011 (June 4-5) is the date set for this years Southern Arbor Day Arbor Camp at the Uxbridge Reserve, Waitaki Valley, North Otago - deep in the heart of the Vanished World.

Arbor Camp organizers hope to complete some much-needed remedial pruning at this almost forgotten North Otago reserve.

Back in 1936 the then Governor General of New Zealand (Sir Cecil Day) established the Uxbridge Reserve and although plantings occurred no recognizable tree work has been undertaken since then – these trees are in need of some TLC, the perfect job for NZ arborists.
 
Uxbridge Reserve now forms one of the newer 'living' fossils in the Vanished World  - the others date back some 170 million years to time when New Zealand was part of Gondwanaland.
 
Come down and camp at the reserve, do some pruning and visit the Vanished World, it is well worth the visit with many fascinating fossils and rock formations.

Campmaister, Jerry Lynch is planning a few competitions to keep everyone amused. Look out for the retrievable redirect competition - there are some fantastic prizes to be won!
 
For more information about the location and camping on site see the NZAA web site for more details. For information about pruning and equipment requirements email, Jerry Lynch at jerry.lynch@op.ac.nz, David Glenn at david.glenn@hortito.org.nz or Mark Roberts at: mark.roberts@thoughtplanters.com
 
Download the flyer here. We hope to see you there!


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