Reassessing the health of treated Kauri
The Kauri Rescue™ team is working with many of our participant landowners to collect this year’s monitoring data on the health of the trees we have treated as part of the project over the last 5 years. It’s a race against the weather to get as many trees reassessed as possible before winter sets in.
In order for us to learn as much as possible about the effectiveness of the phosphite treatment over time it is essential for us to collect data on the health status of the treated trees on a long term and regular basis. We will be analysing the data collected over winter and reporting back to the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge with our findings by the end of June.
Many thanks to all our landowners who have been working hard to collect these data for us and also to our Ambassador Guenter Niersbach who has been helping the team work on many of these properties.
Supporting citizen scientists to protect their Kauri
The Kauri Rescue team have trained and supported many landowners this summer to treat and monitor the health of their kauri trees.