The Kauri Rescue project was officially launched on February 9, to a large and enthusiastic audience in Titirangi. Speakers from the Kauri Rescue team outlined the project's aims, and answered a variety of questions from the audience.
It is clear from the feedback received on the night that Waitakere residents are keen to engage and are excited to see that they can make a contribution to rescuing kauri from the devastating dieback disease.
Kauri Rescue is a citizen science initiative, which will see residents with known dieback in their Kauri trees apply phosphite treatment in an effort to protect the tree from the disease. In addition Matauranga Maori solutions will be explored to investigate alternative treatments. A pilot study will begin in late February with about 10 residents who have known dieback on their property and then expand to a wider group of participants in April.
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