The Montfort Trimble Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2004 and inherited a legacy of public afforestation from Dr Montfort Trimble.


All the tracks are open but beware of Ongaonga on the Matai loop and the Kowhai track.

Tree Trial Data

The foundation has embarked on a comprehensive series of trials to determine the performance of various species of indigenous and exotic tress that might suit the dry East Coast country. The trees are planted in blocks of about fifty and each tree is inividually identified and measured every year.


July 10th, 2015: District council
August 28th, 2014: Strategic plan
July 4th, 2014: Wind throw
May 10th, 2014: Signs updated
April 20th, 2014: Redwoods pruned

Contact us

If you would like more information about the Foundation:
postal address: Box 528, Masterton