Planting days held recently at Shakespear Open Sanctuary had more than improving the environment and views at the sanctuary in mind.
The plantings were in and around a massive slip, which occurred in March last year after heavy rain.
Shakespear Open Sanctuary (SOSSI) chair Peter Jackson says the work was accelerated in hopes of stabilising the slip, which still has significant cracks that could be affected by winter downpours.
A weekend of planting on July 21 and 22 saw more than 150 volunteers get 4800 native trees and shrubs into the ground on the steep site.
There are still around 1200 plants to go in, and these will be planted by school groups and SOSSI volunteers in the coming weeks.