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Kauri walk for arborists and landscapers

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The Refreshment Room

233 Scenic Drive

Auckland, Auckland 0604

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How can we, as professionals in the field, help our beloved kauri trees?

The walk will bring us to some of the most magnificent old grove trees in the Waitakere Ranges, and into some of the most infected ridges in Piha. There will be a free bus to take us between sites and all participants will be provided with an info kit, helping us to work safely around kauri and to understand the disease.

During the walk and bus ride there will be plenty of time to ask questions, get information and to share concerns. There will be an after-walk get together at the Refreshment Room with a special $20 meal and beer deal to continue the conversation and networking.

TOPICS

What is kauri? The significance of one of the most magnificent trees in the world
– Nick Waipara, Fredrik Hjelm

What is kauri dieback?

– Nick Waipara

How do we work around kauri? SOPs, chippers, saws and general info and tips
– Simon Cook, Lee Hill, Fredrik Hjelm

Kauri Rescue – what is it and how can we provide a free service to our community and clients to keep their kauri healthy?
– Mels Barton

Tree Council mobile app to record tree loss just launched
– Mels Barton

PRESENTERS

Dr Mels Barton, the Secretary of The Tree Council, is an environmental scientist turned coordinator, campaigner, organiser, networker and environmental advocate.

Dr Nick Waipara has a background in bioprotection-based research, specialising in plant pathology, mycology, biocontrol and environmental microbiology. He is Principal Advisor, Biosecurity at Auckland Council.

Lee Hill is the Senior Advisor for Kauri Dieback at Auckland Council. Lee has worked on kauri dieback for the past 7 years over which time he has been part of a team tasked with developing and implementing a management strategy on a regional and national scale.

Simon Cook Long-time tree advocate and protector of the urban forest, also leading the Dutch Elm response in Auckland, Arboriculture and Ecological Specialist , Auckland Council.

Fredrik Hjelm Arborist who is passionately involved in fighting kauri dieback. His company, The Living Tree Company, is leading large–scale ground and aerial surveys with Auckland Council, MPI, Auckland University and Auckland Botanic Gardens.


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking at the back of the Refreshment Room, free bus will take us to the walks.

What can I bring into the event?

Make sure you bring CLEAN boots for walking and a spare pair of shoes, suitable clothing, water and a bit of food.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

thelivingtreecompany.co.nz

info@thelivingtreecompany.co.nz

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233 Scenic Drive

Auckland, Auckland 0604

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