Combined fieldtrip Auckland/Northland branches
Carpooling where we can.
What: Incredible slice of Northland history
When: Sunday 12th April 11am
Where: Morrison’s orchard Warkworth
Meeting alongside the Mahurangi river bank in Warkworth (look out for the yellow Treecrops banner down by the i-site information centre Percy St off Baxter St) at 11.00 am for munch (morning tea/lunch) so bring along a rug, munch, thermos, etc as there is a grassed picnic area.
Following brunch we will carpool down the road to the Morrison’s orchard (5 mins) where Tom and Robyn Morrison will give us an overview of the history of the Morrison family history in the North, and wow what a history it is. Following will be a tour explaining the processes of orcharding (have your questions ready).
Just a small excerpt to whet the appetite…………….
“From small beginnings, the Red Bluff orchard and nursery grew to
become one of New Zealand’s largest and, at the peak in 1914, contained
250,000 trees. Morrison and sons provided employment for 20 assistants
and a seasonal force of pickers and packers.”
Any questions please refer them to the respective chairpersons of each