Comvita has donated more than 40,000 mānuka trees to farms and schools in Central Hawke’s Bay after seeing first hand the devastating impact of this year’s weather events, Planting projects include a gully retirement, erosion control, riparian and slip revegetation as well as plantings in schools across Central Hawke’s Bay. These mānuka trees will help enrich the soil, enhance fertility, prevent erosion and aid in ecosystem restoration – promoting healthier soil for growth and biodiversity. Charlotte Pedersens BEL Group, one of the recipients of mānuka in the Tukituki catchment says her team has planted more than 10,500 mānuka seedlings in a gully where pine once thrived.