The Hackfalls Arbor Camp 2017 will be on the 11th and 12th November. Pro Climb and Arbor Care Gisborne having been running this event for 7 years now.
We aim to bring together Arborists to the arboretum to learn new techniques, pruning methods and explore new species the Hackfalls Arboretum has to offer.
At Hackfalls Arbor Camp 2017 learn about the trees collected by Bob Berry
Bob Berry is the founder of the Arboretum and has a solid collection of trees he has hand selected from around the globe. As a kind gesture we have organised yearly trips down to help retain the trees he has.
Many of the trees have not been maintained, and being from foreign origin, many have different growth patterns they have evolved to, and are exposed to foreign weather.
Last year we dealt with snow damage, which required pruning to the outer canopy of lots of trees, reducing weight and removing damaged limbs that had failed under the weight of the snow.
This comes as a great learning opportunity to many young Arborists, as pruning such exotic trees is rare and having to implement techniques that retain the trees will develop a different approach to tree care, and problem solving regarding what is best for the trees. The pruning we have done on site, is monitored each year when we revisit and we can show the effects directly to the teams. Creating open discussions and learning opportunities.
We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the weekend, so please do not hesitate to bring family and friends. We have a BBQ with home kill, fridge for beers and wood for fires.
Hackfalls Arbor Camp 2017 is located in Tiniroto near Gisborne
Located in Tiniroto near Gisborne, Hackfalls Arboretum is home to over 3000 species and varieties of oaks, alders, cherries, magnolias, maples and more. The collection of evergreen and semi-evergreen Mexican oak species is considered the largest private collection of oaks in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hackfalls boasts a variety of spectacular walking tracks, lakes and gardens to visit. The property is also a working sheep and cattle station, which means you get to experience this flourishing arboretum within a picturesque East Coast farm setting.
Hackfalls Arbor Camp 2017! 7 years and going strong!
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Come and join the team at Hackfalls Arbor Camp 2016!
- Friday: Arrival and set up
- Saturday: Sustaining one of New Zealand’s most wonderful heritage assets and sharing ideas with colleagues from around the nation (world).
- Sunday: Special events, More fun and packing up to go home.
Basic camping facilities are provided as well as a social BBQ on Saturday night. The rest of the weekend is a potluck/self-catering kind of event.
What to bring:
- Family and Friends
- Food and beverages for the weekend
- Tents and sleeping bags
- Climbing gear and chainsaws
How to get there:
Hackfalls Arboretum, 187 Berry Road, Tiniroto
If you are flying to Gisborne, we can help with transport to the Arbor Camp on Friday.
Please let us know you are coming so we can plan and prepare.
Contact and Registration:
Mark Randall firstname.lastname@example.org 0274527804
Andreas (Rossy) Ross email@example.com 0210504351