Fundraiser: Intelligent Trees Documentary screening

Special screening and fundraiser, Sun 18 August, 5pm, followed by a live interview with lawyer Deborah Manning, presented by Society for the Protection of Western Springs Forest Inc.

Join us at Garnet Station for wood-fired pizzas and a cash bar. Please let all concerned tree lovers know to book in advance on the Garnet Station website, with payment on the night.¬† The cost is $35 per ticket, with funds going towards activities that support Auckland’s heritage trees.

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This fundraiser is organised by the Society to help with the costs involved in challenging the resource consent approved by Auckland Council to fell the Monterey pines and in the process destroy the 50+year-old regenerating native bush underneath.

 ‘Intelligent Trees’ features observations from German forester Peter Wohlleben’s book The Hidden Life of Trees such as the stump that has been kept alive by its neighboring trees, the old tree-couple that looks after each other and the Mother Trees that suckle their offspring.

Preceded by a BBC animation “What is the Wood Wide Web?”

And we wrap it up with a Q&A with lawyer and local resident Deborah Manning, about the complexities of the Resource Management act in relation to saving trees, hosted by Verity George.

Limited seats, so book a space online now and pay on the night, pizzas available and the bar will be open.

Bring a friend and join the green revolution!