I never take enough “Before” pictures, but in this case I think I may have. Disaster can do that for you.
After the 2015 floods and land slips we changed the priorities on the farm, including planting 125 poplar poles (so far) on the slopes.
The stream took a beating that day, but has recovered to a certain extent thanks to a whole lot of work by a whole lot of people.
We fenced the stream off from stock in August, 2016 and since then have planted over 1,800 native trees, shrubs, grasses and flax along its banks.
A big thanks goes out to Horizons Regional Council, our farm interns, school groups, and others who have helped plant and care for over 2,000 natives and counting.