Planting at Te Ahumairangi 2014-2019

Following the removal of trees that pose a safety risk, parts of Te Ahumairangi/Tinakori Hill will be replanted over the next three to five years. It’s estimated that around 16,500 plants will be needed.

Fallen trees at Te Ahumairangi Reserve

In other parts of Te Ahumairangi where trees have already been removed, regrowth has happened naturally.

Site preparation

As the trees are removed, areas of each site will be mulched with a layer of chipper mulch to help keep the ground moist and reduce dust.


In late May of each year from 2015 to 2017, Growing Graduates (our partnership programme with graduates of Victoria University) will help with the planting of Sites 1–3, adding 2000 plants each year.

In 2015, Site 5 will have 1600 plants planted along the bottom edge of the site, working uphill. A further 2000 plants will be planted in 2016.

Site 4 will be planted last, as this site already has some natural regrowth and is not as close to houses or the tennis court area.

2014 Track Closures


Planting on the sites will be decided by the site conditions. Exposed areas will be planted with plants that can survive the wind and full sun, while the slightly more sheltered areas will have a greater range of species. After about four years of growth, we will add some bigger tree species.

 Plant species
 Common name
 Aristotelia serrata  wineberry
 Austroderia toetoe  toetoe
 Coprosma grandifolia  kanono
 Coprosma propinqua  mingmingi
 Coprosma robusta  karamu
 Cordyline australis  ti kouka, cabbage tree
 Griselinia littoralis  kapuka
 Hebe stricta  koromiko
 Kunzea robusta  kanuka
 Leptospermum scoparium  manuka
 Myoporum laetum  ngaio
 Olearia solandri  coastal daisy
 Ozothamnus leptophylla  tauhinu
 Pennantia corymbosa  kaikomako
 Phormium cookianum  mountain flax
 Pittosporum eugnioides  lemonwood
 Pittosporum tenuifolium  kohuhu
 Pseudopanax arboreus  fivefinger
 Sophora microphylla  kowhai
 Weinmannia racemosa  kamahi

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