Kauri Dieback Disease

Yes.  It’s still a serious problem in our forests. How to spot Kauri dieback disease 

Look out for Kauri trees with –

  • Yellow leaves
  • Dead branches
  • Thinning canopy
  • Bleeding gum (pictured) at the base of the tree, which spreads around the trunk to form a collar
Kauri bleeding gum

Kauri Bleeding Gum

 

How you can help 

  • Don’t walk on kauri tree roots
  • Stay on defined tracks
  • Scrub any soil and mud off your footwear
  • before and after you visit any kauri forest.
  • Keep your dog on a leash so it doesn’t walk on kauri roots
  • Fence livestock out of kauri forests and eradicate wild pigsReport suspected infected trees to the Kauri Dieback Management Team: 0800 NZ KauriFor the rest of the article  on Kauri Dieback from NZ Forest and Bird click here