Growing rare natives – with Philip Dunn

Forests once covered 85% of New Zealand before humans arrived. Today the figure is 23%. Quite a lot of the loss has occurred in the lowlands where humans like to live and some of these lowland species are now rare or threatened.

Protecting our native trees and shrubs doesn’t just have to happen in our National Parks. We can play a significant role just by growing rare natives in our own backyards! There are many personal benefits of course as well!

In this programme today I chat with Philip Dunn about GROWING RARE NATIVES. Philip is owner of Ribbonwood – a native plant nursery here in Dunerdin. He has a passion for natives and wildlife and assisting living in Dunedin to grow natives in their backyards.

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This programme was originally broadcast on  the  12th February 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard and is supported by the Dunedin City Council.

Phil Dunn, owner of Ribbonwood Nurseries

Phil Dunn, owner of Ribbonwood Nurseries


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