Around 50 people took part in Te Anauís Arbor Day celebrations, including Scouting Te Anau Cubs, Keas, Scouts and Venturers and their families.
DOCís Christine Officer got the kids busy identifying weeds and tagging them with brightly coloured ribbon. Adults then cut and gelled the stumps, and the kids dragged the cut plants to the weed mountain.
Around 170 native plants, provided by a local nursery, DOC, and a local resident, were put in the ground; another local plant nursery arranged to have the hard soil in the planting area broken up with a small digger to help the spade work.
At the end of the planting the team enjoyed a big BBQ. Plans are already underway for Arbor Day 2008!