What can I do to save our kauri forests?
Without any treatment or control tools, the only way we can save
our kauri forests is to contain the disease in its current
locations and stop the spread into healthy areas
When you are around kauri:
- Make sure shoes, tyres and equipment are cleaned to remove all
visible soil and plant material before AND after visiting kauri
- Please use cleaning stations installed on major tracks: scrub
to remove all soil and spray with disinfectant.
- Stay on the track and off kauri roots
- Keep your dog on a leash at all times.
We all can help - tourists, hunters, trappers, trampers,
runners, bikers, walkers. We all need to make it happen, rather
than hope 'someone else' will do it.
Read more here on how to stop the spread (170.6 KB PDF).
What should I do if I have kauri on my land?
- Do not walk on kauri tree roots or compact soil
around them. Keep dogs and animals away from kauri
- Download this warning sign and put it up to
alert visitors to the dangers of spreading the disease. This can be
laminated to make it more durable, or for a more permanent sign
please contact the Kauri Dieback Hotline on 0800 NZ KAURI (69
- If you think your trees have symptoms of kauri dieback
contact the Kauri Dieback Hotline on 0800 NZ KAURI (69
- Fence off kauri in rural situations to prevent damage and
disease spread by stock. You may be eligible for grants to help with fencing stock away
from native bush.
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