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  • Gavin Smith

A Winter's Tale - Alsco Plants Trees

Part One:  2019 Planting Round Up

This winter, teams from Alsco branches around the country  have been grabbing gumboots and spades and heading out on wintery weekend mornings to plant trees along their local rivers and streams.

Team planting days are part of Alsco’s ongoing commitment to waterway restoration through a partnership with environmental initiative, Million Metres.  As Million Metres’ Foundation Partner,  Alsco is contributing to the goal of restoring a million metres of New Zealand’s waterways. Alsco provides corporate sponsorship, donations to stream projects, and staff engagement in planting days.

This year Alsco have taken their tree planting contribution to the next level  by co-hosting a series of public planting days with Million Metres. Alongside a great turn out of Alsco staff and families, the planting days have provided an opportunity for  other businesses and members of the public to get involved. Volunteers have enjoyed spending time out in nature, giving back to their environment, and finishing the day with a shared barbeque lunch provided by Alsco.

"The Million Metres & Alsco 2019 Planting Days series has achieved some great results for New Zealand’s waterways. In total, 266 volunteers have got stuck in and planted 3,292 native plants along 1,130 metres of waterways. Importantly, volunteers have also had the opportunity to learn more about how to take care of our waterways and see first hand how they can make a difference."


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