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Keep Kauri Standing: Kia Toitu He Kauri

The Kauri Museum is raising the profile of The Kauri Dieback Programme by educating locals and tourists alike about the threat to our iconic forests and individual kauri stands. Protect our kauri trees, your actions today can make a difference. The Department of Conservation works hard to prevent it spreading, but we need you to stay on the track and away from kauri roots to help keep our trees safe. To find out more about the symptoms and measures to prevent its spread, visit us at THE KAURI MUSEUM.

1. Clean ALL soil off your footwear and other gear EVERY TIME you ENTER or LEAVE an area with Kauri.
2. Use disinfectant only after you have removed all soil. Spray bottles are provided at the entry to most tracks.
3. Stay on the track and off Kauri roots. Kauri have many surface roots to feed in the forest floor.

The risk is too high to assume anywhere is free of Kauri dieback.
Kauri dieback is a deadly disease caused by Phytophthora taxon Agathis (PTA). The disease is related to other parasitic water moulds of plants including potato blight and tomato blight. Microscopic spores in the soil infect kauri roots and damage the tissues that transport nutrients and water within the tree. The disease moves through the soil and affects entire stands of Kauri forest.