Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

September 29, 2015

Save the Kauri

Filed under: Arataki,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:09 am
Cleaning Station at Arataki Visitor Centre

Cleaning Station at Arataki Visitor Centre

Spray bottles of trigene await the visitor to a bush walk in the Waitakeres (and some paths are closed to prevent contamination). In combination with brushes (not visible in the picture) this is a measure to prevent the spread of the Kauri dieback disease, a soil borne disease (Phytophthora taxon Agathis, PTA) which is seriously threatening our remaining stands of kauri, an iconic native tree (agathis australis).

  • Clean your gear: remove soil before and after forest visits;
  • Stay on the track and off kauri roots.

Read more about kauri dieback here and here.

1 Comment

  1. Good to take certain precautions.

    Comment by William Kendall — September 29, 2015 @ 8:25 am

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