Auckland Branch – speaker Derek Craig on Sugar Sap as a crop from trees.
Download a PDF of the slides here.
2019 Annual Tree Sale Day
Venue: A & P Showgrounds, Katikati
On: Saturday July 20, 10am – 12.30pm
Enquires: 07 549 2795
Good variety of fruit and nut trees at reasonable prices plus other plant stalls from Katikati and other areas.
We aim to have early, mid season and late varieties of major fruit groups so gardeners have fruit all year round.
Cash payment only
Saturday 6 July 2019 – 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: Hamilton Gardens, Camellia Carpark
Enter Gate 2 from Cobham Drive. A short distance down the slope on the left is the entrance to the carpark where the stalls will be. Parking for buyers will be at the bottom of the hill or on the slope.
Everyone welcome: gardeners, lifestyle and small block holders, farmers, nurseries. You can buy and sell, look, talk trees and ask questions.
Buyers: The Waikato Branch of NZTCA will have a stall that includes a range of citrus trees and an assortment of fruiting plants suitable for the home garden.
There should be a good range of public stalls selling tree crops and plants, ornamentals, farm trees and natives, perennials, cuttings and produce.
There are no EFTPOS facilities so please bring cash.
Sellers: Set up and sell from your car-boot, trailer, ute or pavement. This is a great way to sell any trees, seedlings, herbs, garden plants, gardening-related equipment or any excess produce.
Please be aware that there are no pre-allocated sites so first in-best possie. Sellers should be set up by 8.30 am. To ensure public safety, there will be no traffic within the sales area after this time.
Commission on Sales: There are no site charges but a 10% commission on all sales is payable by sellers on the day. This money will be used to provide fruit and nut trees for the community (e.g. schools, rest homes, community gardens etc).
We would appreciate if sellers could let us know they are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org
This resource was funded by the Dick Roberts Community Trust.
G. R. (Dick) Roberts moved to Nelson in 1968 to develop 300 acres of gorse covered hillside in Todds Valley, as he could see its potential for a variety of tree crops. Dick was a professional natural history photographer, teacher, founding member of the New Zealand Tree Crops Association and a keen advocate for “tree crops for every micro-climate”, based on his own experiences and observations as a land owner.
Written by Peter Syms and Katrina Richards. Illustrations by Katrina Richards.
Published 2019 by NZTCA,
Fruit and Nut Trees for Every Microclimate – A Guide to Planting in Nelson & Marlborough (right-click and choose Save As… to download the PDF)
Anne-Marie Endt speaking to Auckland Tree Crops about Babaco, March 2019
This new trophy has been donated by the Richards family to mark the contribution of the Late John Richards to Nelson Branch. John was present at the second ever meeting when Tree Crops Nelson was formed in the 1970s.
The trophy is a brass crocodile nutcracker recumbent on a nut wood plinth. It will be awarded to a member of the Nelson Branch of the NZTCA who is deemed to be “of merit” from a local perspective. The winner is chosen by committee decision and cannot be a current member of the Nelson Branch committee. The trophy will reside with the winner for a year, before being passed on to the next recipient. A winner to hold the trophy for 2019 has been chosen and they will find out in due course.
Presentation of the inaugural John Richards Trophy will take place at the Nelson Branch end of year gathering on 15th December 2018.
Derek Craig’s talk about the Open Orchards project historic orchards trail in Southland.
Nelson Branch held a successful slide show and supper evening on Friday 6 July at Mapua Hall–the venue for the NZTCA conference in March 2019.
Bruce Wallace gave an inspiring talk about the 70-80 varieties of trees and vines he grows on his suburban section. A lot are tropical and/or unusual, including Finger Limes (yes alive and fruiting in the South Island), tropical apricots and tropical plums.
There was a slide show by Katrina Richards about the “nearly an alphabet” of fruit and nuts that Bob and Ann Phillips grow on their property. They fit a lot into a small country property.
The Branch’s mini tree and produce sale generated lots of questions and good sales.