Hackfalls Arboretum Arborcamp

November 12-13, 2011

Located in Tiniroto near Gisborne, Hackfalls Arboretum is home to over 3000 species and varieties of oaks, alders, cherries, magnolias, maples and more. The collection of evergreen and semi-evergreen Mexican oak species is considered the largest collection of oaks in the world. Hackfalls has a number of spectacular walking tracks, lakes and gardens.

The arboretum is administered by a charitable trust and they need some help with the pruning and dead-wooding of the trees.

The Hackfalls Arboretum Arborcamp, the weekend of November 12-13 will be the first camp for the summer of 2011.

Apart from the obvious benefits of camping and socializing with fellow arborists there is a training session/working bee planned for Saturday and Sunday.

Use of the DMM Hitch Climber to its full potential, SRT access and dynamic climbing with modern friction hitches will be covered off by experienced climbers before work commences each day and then your newly learned techniques can be applied as you go.

Friday is camp set up day and a communal BBQ (spit roast) is planned for Saturday night. Basic camping facilities are available on site. This is a family event, similar in format to the highly successful NTCA Pakaraka camp in Northland earlier in the year.

Download the Hackfalls Arborcamp flyer here for more details or contact:

Mark arborcare@xtra.co.nz 0274 527 804
Rossy andreas@proclimb.co.nz 021 050 4351

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