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The Nelson Photo News



Arbor Day at Tahunanui

The recently "devastated" area at Tahuna Beach is likely to become one of the show places of New Zealand in years to come. The old pines have come done (to general regret), but on Arbor Day, recently, hundreds of Nelson residents, men, women and children, planted 1200 trees, many of them flowering and native varieties, over sand dunes and specially-prepared areas close to the skating rink. Already the reserves department staff's work is noticeable and we would agree with the Mayor, Mr Strawbridge, that the Civil Aviation Department's edict to dispose of the trees may be a blessing in disguise.


Planters, wrapped against the cold swarm over the sand hills seeking markers besides which to plant their trees


It's off to work for the Stewart family, Hamish, Mrs Leonie Stewart, Anna and Duncan


Mavis O'Hagan and Judy Cadigan made an early start



Reprints of picturen appearing in "Photo News" , except those credited other photographs are available from the Peter Cooper Studio, Trafalgar Street


Preparing the sites for some of the larger trees were reserves department staff, "Rocky" Fountain, John Olykan and Gilbert Schwass, on the sledgehammer.


Geoff Tuffnell used his caddie cart to transport a quantity of trees at the one time


The Mayor demonstrates to cubs of the Tahuna and Achilles packs the correct method of planting.