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Kauri walk for Arborists

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The Olive Kitchen and Bar

233 Scenic Drive

Titirangi

Auckland , 0604

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

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The walk will bring us to some of the most magnificent open tracks of old grove trees in the Waitākere Ranges. There will be a free bus to take us between sites and all participants will be provided with an info kit, offering info to help us to work safely around kauri and to better 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 Olive Kitchen and Bar with a special $20 meal and beer deal to continue the conversation and networking.

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Te Kawerau ā Maki

Te Kawerau ā Maki are the tangata whenua of Waitākere Ranges who also hold customary authority or mana whenua within a large proportion of Auckland. The Iwi believe in evidence-based management decisions and, while being involved in kauri dieback surveys and placing the first rāhui on a forest to protect it from kauri dieback, are also involved in active management of the areas and research, surveillance and treatment projects to better understand the disease and how to manage it.

Dr Nick Waipara has a background in bioprotection-based research, specialising in plant pathology, mycology, biocontrol and environmental microbiology. He is Senior Scientist at Plant and Food.

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

Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng is Associate Professor of Plant Ecophysiology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. She researches the impacts of climate change on water use strategies and carbon uptake rates of trees and forests. Her current research focus is drought impacts on kauri. Other projects include determining changes in hydrological budgets when restoration plantings convert pasture to forest and building climate-resilient ecosystems.

Fredrik Hjelm, Arborist, is passionately involved in fighting kauri dieback. He is co-owner of BioSense, an environmental research and biosecurity surveillance provider. BioSense believes collaboration is key to achieving meaningful outcomes, and works with mana whenua groups, CRIs, MPI, DOC, councils and universities to help protect and enhance the ecological wellbeing of Aotearoa.

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: Fredrik@biosense.co.nz

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