This year in support of Arbor Day, Delta tree services teams throughout the Otago region offered a helping hand to the communities in which they live and work in.
“We’ve planted and pruned trees for councils and undertaken tree work for organisations with budget constraints like schools, the RSA, charities, churches and community groups” says Delta Tree Services Manager David Glenn. “It is something special that we can do for our communities and that our team enjoys doing.”
In Queenstown, Delta arborists donated a full day of work to the Anglican Parish of Wakatipu. The team set up early in the morning to prune the trees on the city-centre section. Throughout Dunedin, work was completed on sites with historical significance – tree pruning on Mt Cargill Road in commemoration of WWI and preservation work at Riddell’s Homestead on the Otago Peninsula. The work provided will improve the health and vitality of the trees so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Trees form a living legacy between us and the past, the work our tree services teams undertook for Arbor Day this year should ensure that future generations have something tangible to learn about our past.
In New Zealand, Arbor Day is celebrated annually on 5 June which is also World Environment Day.