Colin Meurk and I started chatting online. I don’t remember how exactly. I think I was asking all the college professors I could find about carbon emissions and the usefulness of tree planting projects. Might anyone be able to research or do something interesting with our 45 acres? Likely not, but I was interested to try. Colin pointed me in the direction of Tane’s Tree Trust. Also to his Biodiversity New Zealand network. We chatted, and he gave me a tour of the trees around the house and showed me that I had a male and a female totara trees out front.
After some scrambling around in the patch of native trees behind the ‘outside bedroom’ building, Colin managed to identify a number of examples of native species making that their home.