Kauri Rescue will host a public hui in the Waiatarua Community Hall at 7pm on Thursday 31 August 2017 to support people living with kauri trees and enable those who don’t have their own kauri to help others keep their trees healthy.
Dr Nick Waipara will give practical advice on how to keep your kauri healthy, whether or not you have kauri dieback disease. Kauri Rescue Ambassadors Ngaire and Peter will also share their experience of treating their own trees with phosphite as part of the Kauri Rescue pilot trial.
Our engagement with community has found that many people are unsure of how to determine if their trees are healthy and even if they are, people are unclear of how to care for their kauri to limit the risk of them being susceptible to dieback disease. This Hui will give you key information and valuable resources on how to care for kauri – your own or your neighbours.
Come and visit the Kauri Rescue stand at the MaCahon Kauri Project, on Sunday August 6 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
The McCahon Kauri Project is a collaborative project to both fund raise and regenerate kauri growth, six hundred disease free 'McCahon kauri' saplings will be available to purchase at a free Kauri Community Day on 6 August in Titirangi at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
The saplings are available to order now directly from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 817 6148.
If you don't have room for a tree in your backyard, you can be a sponsor and the tree will be provided to a suitable home and you will receive a commemorative numbered booklet about the project.
The trees are $50 each and in keeping with their legacy, they will be released as a 2017 limited edition. Each tree will be accompanied by a booklet, recording its unique edition number, along with information about its heritage, and how to plant and care for the sapling.
Public discussion from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Kauri Community day also features talks by Dr Nick Waipara, Principal Biosecurity Advisor, Auckland Council and Kauri Rescue team member; Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, a former McCahon House artist-in-resident and biodynamic gardener; and Julia Waite, curator of Freedom & Structure, a painting show currently touring New Zealand which includes McCahon's French Bay and Kauri paintings
The McCahon Kauri Project is a collaboration between:
McCahon House Trust; Te Kawerau a Maki; The Kauri Project; Auckland Biosecurity; Auckland Botanic Gardens
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