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Photos appear here each day from the Diaries of the Kauri Dieback field trip in 2018.
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Andrew and the ambassadors with Travis Ashcroft on this morning's web conference at the MPI lab. Image: LEARNZ.
Kauri line the footpath in Titirangi Village. I wonder how kauri in public spaces are looked after? Image: LEARNZ.
The top of a large kauri stands out amongst forest in the Waitākere Ranges. Image: LEARNZ.
This pou, carved from a fallen kauri log, stands at the Arataki Visitor Centre entrance in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park. It represents the ancestry of Te Kawerau a Maki, tangata whenua of the Waitākere Ranges. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors with Park Ranger Stuart Leighton next to a shoe cleaning station. Why is clean footwear important when entering and leaving a forest? Image: LEARNZ.
There is plenty of material out there to help explain correct behaviour when visiting kauri forest. Have you downloaded the Kauri Dieback School Resource yet? Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew talks with a compliance officer at Arataki Visitor Centre. How do the compliance officers help? Image: LEARNZ.
This track has been closed to the public due to kauri dieback being found nearby. How might people feel about this? Image: LEARNZ.
A large board giving clear notice about track closures at the start of Scenic Drive in Titirangi. What issues might there be with closing tracks? Image: LEARNZ.
(From left) Alex, Fern, Alec, and Leo from Titirangi School talk with Andrew about what kauri mean to them, as well as plans they have to help kauri at their school. Image: LEARNZ.
A young kauri at AH Reed Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.
The start of Hatea River Walk at AH Reed Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.
How does cleaing your shoes help when entering and leaving a kauri area? Image: LEARNZ.
What are the advantages of having boardwalks for viewing kauri? Image: LEARNZ.
It's a humbling experience being up close to such massive, old kauri. Image: LEARNZ.
One of the old kauri with plenty of growth left in it at AH Reed Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.
You might like to read this poem I found on an information panel at AH Reed Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.
Taking a measurement from a kauri tree. This app helps make the data recording process out in the field so much easier for scientists. How else might technology help in the fight against kauri dieback? Image: LEARNZ.
You could see large kauri on the roadside as we drove through Waipoua Forest this morning. Image: LEARNZ.
Unfortunately, not all of the kauri we saw on the way through Waipoua Forest were healthy. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew with the ambassadors and Conrad Marsh in this morning's web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
Whether it's public or private land, always scrub to remove dirt from your shoes and spray them with sterigene. What are two other things to think about when visiting kauri forests? Image: LEARNZ.
We came across this stand of kauri where the trees looked fairly young. How old do you think they might be? Image: LEARNZ.
The massive spreading crown of a mature kauri. Can you see why Te Roroa say it is an upside down tree? Image: LEARNZ.
Even using portrait view was not enough to fit this massive kauri into the photo frame. I wonder how old this kauri is. Image: LEARNZ.
Can you see the symptoms which suggest this kauri may be infected with kauri dieback? Image: LEARNZ.
Conrad plays a mournful tune to the sick kauri. Image: LEARNZ.
With all our help, these kauri sapplings of today will grow to be the forest giants of tomorrow. Image: LEARNZ.
First stop: my place. We have four young kauri growing on our property. Image: LEARNZ.
I spotted this kauri at the neighbours on the way out. Image: LEARNZ.
Heading into town I saw this kauri at the Kerikeri kindergarten. I wonder if they have any protection from kauri dieback for this tree with so many little feet running around it all day. Image: LEARNZ.
These two kauri are at the Kerikeri sports ground. Note their two quite different shapes! Imagine how impressive these trees will be when they grow up some more. Image: LEARNZ.
Kauri trees outside the Kauri Workshop on Kerikeri Road. Image: LEARNZ.
I wonder how long this kauri has been here at Kerikeri Radiators. Image: LEARNZ.
Nearing Puketi Forest and you can see the spreading crowns of large kauri above the forest canopy. Image: LEARNZ.
The walkway at Manginangina Reserve is well off the ground away from kauri roots. Image: LEARNZ.
The kauri are too tall to fit the whole tree length in the frame of the photo! Image: LEARNZ.
Staring up into the canopy of this ancient forest giant. It was humbling being in the presence of these mighty forest tupuna. Image: LEARNZ.