Leaf roller caterpillar a pesky pest of young Manuka Observations indicate that Leaf roller caterpillars can cause significant damage to the fresh shoots of young manuka plants. The Brown headed leaf roller moth, Ctenopseustis obliquana and Ctenopseustis herana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a native moth that is widespread throughout New Zealand, from coastal to subalpine regions. The […]
Posted on January 30, 2018
What is the Million Tree program all about? The Million Tree program is an initiative launched by Auckland Council Mayor Phil Goff on 6 June 2017. The program proposes to green Auckland by planting 1,000,000 trees, shrubs and grasses across the region over three years. Along with greening the City and providing carbon sinks to […]
Posted on November 30, 2017
Evergreen Landcare purchased a 158 hectare agricultural property in the Ararimu District in June 2016. This farm property had the potential for a subdivision. The resource consent required approximately 22 hectares of stream riparian planting to be established to qualify for the creation of an additional 8 titles to maximise the potential number of titles […]
Posted on October 30, 2017
Spring is finally here, well officially, but given the wild weather over the last month, it makes one wonder! Still it is an exciting time at Kauri Park, with loads of plants driving out the gate and lots of new seedlings emerging in Kauri Parks’ propagation greenhouses. This year we have employed a new seeding […]
Posted on September 27, 2017
Written by Terry Wearmouth The forces of nature can be relentless and the power of wave action is a huge source of energy. Nature has learnt to survive or diminish the power of waves in many ways. Next time you are near the sand dunes take some time to admire the complex ways the dune […]
Posted on August 30, 2017
New Zealand has 425,000 km of rivers and streams and 3,820 lakes, more than half of them are degraded, according to the recent report “Our Fresh Water 2017” by the New Zealand Ministry for Environment. Degradation in water quality is mainly due to high inputs of “the big three”: nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorous), sediments […]
Posted on July 28, 2017
It’s an age old adage, but in an ever competitive financial environment it’s never been truer… Quality doesn’t cost, it pays!
Posted on June 28, 2017
Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family. Kauri Park grows plants that are from this family including Manuka, Kanuka and Pohutukawa. This fungus is thought to have arrived in New Zealand as spores via wind probably from Australia and the Islands in the Pacific Ocean to our north.
Posted on June 23, 2017
Who could have predicted that the property boom would be this strong, when just 5 years ago, the nervous word on the street was that there were signs of ‘green shoots’ emerging post GFC?. We often focus on our large cities but there are many small regional towns across our country experiencing the property boom […]
Posted on May 29, 2017
The complexity of bee foraging behaviour and the wide range of potential nectar source plants near an apiary site, can make initial identification of a honey type challenging. For example, bees may forage from other plant species near an apiary site even when Manuka is the most abundant flowering plant at the site.
Posted on April 26, 2017