Threats To Survival

Threats To Survival

The biggest threat to the survival of young kauri is invasive weeds – exotic invaders such as pampas grass, gorse, blackberry & kikuyu, which is why we place so much importance on releasing our trees until they are tall enough to survive on their own. Gorse...
First Steps Into The Future

First Steps Into The Future

Against this background it seemed rather fitting that we should mark the start of the new millennium by taking the first steps towards a future when groves of these beautiful trees will once again dominate the forest canopy, with the potential to endure into the...
Remaining Stands

Remaining Stands

With all this destruction, what is left of the original forests today? Max Johnston of Peninsula Environmental Practice has had extensive experience with kauri in the NZ Forest Service, and is the advisor on the establishment and management of its kauri plantings. He...
Coromandel Giants

Coromandel Giants

While most New Zealanders are familiar with the giant kauri of the Waipoua Forest, not so many know about the remaining giants of the Coromandel. In fact, of the great trees listed in The World of the Kauri (Halkett, J. & Sale, EV, Reed Methuen,1986), Coromandel...
Kauri Distribution

Kauri Distribution

The kauri grows in the subtropical northern part of the North Island, with a natural range as far as latitude 38 degrees south, roughly on a line joining Tauranga and Kawhia. However kauri are quite hardy and will grow as far south as Stewart Island (47 degrees...

              

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