New Zealand Forest—Planting Starts in June!
Construction of the two-acre New Zealand Forest at Pacific Connections got underway this past winter and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August. Currently, the contractor is finishing up the infrastructure portion of the project, including the construction of a bus turnaround on Arboretum Drive and the installation of the irrigation systems for the forest. Soil grading and preparation will then take place. Planting starts in June.
More than 10,000 plants representing over 90 different taxa from 9 plant communities will be planted in the garden. The opening ceremonies, which will include a guest appearance by a Maori carving artist, are set for September 13 and 15. Stay tuned!
The Foundation is currently running a campaign to create an endowment that will fund the long-term maintenance of the New Zealand Forest. For more information, please contact email Randall Hitchin or call him at 206-325-4510.