11 Apr 2019

Auckland's urban kauri trees at risk of dieback

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 11 April 2019

One of the country's most popular tourist attractions, Mt Eden or Maungawhau, is on a list of 69 parks with a high risk of getting Kauri dieback disease, but as yet nothing is in place to protect the trees. There are 361 local parks in Auckland with kauri trees, and the Council has earmarked almost 70 for track upgrades, closures, and hygiene stations to prevent the disease spreading. A local group is concerned urban Kauri trees are at risk. Amy Williams filed this report.