Reforest Northern Southland

Creating community spaces for wildlife to flourish and people to enjoy

Our purpose

Reforest Southland is a community nursery and reforestation trust, with the aim of bringing native flora and fauna back to the area, and promoting community growth and ecological education.  

Our focus is on growing, replanting and regenerating areas of native bush, from riparian and marginal planting to larger reserves and parks, for the benefit of the local eco-system and the enjoyment of the local community.

Our projects

Want to know what we’ve been up to? Looking for opportunities to get involved? 

Check out the info below or get in touch.

Planting Projects

For the last couple of years we’ve been busily planting along the Lumsden Creek.
Planting started late 2019 at the area between SH6, the old railway bridge and Hill Road, which has been replanted with native trees and shrubs to encourage wildlife and create a space for locals to enjoy. Last year we continued down the creek alongside Lydia Street, and this Spring we have started planting at the “Lydia Street” park, an area designed to replicate the Tussock land found around the region. 

Our next planting day is coming soon – sign up for updates.

We also have other exciting planting projects in the works, so keep an eye on our news or facebook page for more…

Monthly Plant Sales

As a charitable trust we rely on funding and donations to keep us growing, planting, educating and sharing. To help us on our path to being financially self sufficient we have opened the nursery up for plant sales.

Check out our Monthly Plant Market, on the first Saturday of the month, 10am-2pm, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Or talk to us about growing plants for your local planting projects.

Plant Lovers Social Sessions

Looking for an opportunity to get involved? Want to get out and about and explore the region. Maybe you just like talking about plants, drinking tea and eating cake! 

Join us for one of our Plant Lovers Social Sessions, running fortnightly throughout the year. What can you expect? Sometimes we help with planting projects, sometimes we hang out at the nursery potting up plants, other times we go on field trips to local community projects or bushwalks. 

For more details have a look at our facebook page or sign up for updates to your email.

News & Updates

Winter Update

Kia ora tātou! We’re now 6 months into the year and as a team, we’re really proud of the progress made by the Reforest Northern

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Lydia Street Park

An exciting new space being created in Lumsden Those of you who enjoy walking through town may have noticed planty things happening down on Lydia

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Love trees?
Want to help?

Help us grow and plant more trees by making a donation. Every $5 you donate helps grow, plant and protect a native tree or shrub.