Bushy Park Trust and Project Crimson to improve visitor access to Ratanui
Bushy Park, with its 90ha rain forest, has possibly one of the best examples of a New Zealand rata forest, containing significant presence of northern rata. It’s home to the impressive “Ratanui” a 43m high, 12m round tree, believed to be the country’s largest rata. National conservation charity Project Crimson has been supporting Bushy Park Trust’s northern rata initiatives for many years, and they are once again a recipient of funding following Project Crimson’s 2015 Community Restoration Programme.
Wakatipu Basin to bloom crimson
Restoring and showcasing some of the special native plant communities that once flourished in the Wakatipu Basin, the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust manages the Jean Malpas Community Nursery which grows and propagates native plants and makes them available for local restoration projects. Wakatipu Reforestation has received support from national conservation charity the Project Crimson Trust in the past and is once again a recipient of funding following Project Crimson’s 2015 Community Restoration Programme.