Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Extra Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 20-Oct-2016

Stop Press: Extra Dawn Chorus trip now scheduled for Thursday 27th October 2016. ..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM was held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click here (/..

New hihi film

Date posted: 30-Jul-2016

A wonderful new film describing the hihi story on Tiritiri Matangi has now been added to the hih..

New Wildside video

Date posted: 29-Jul-2016

Click here (https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2016/06/21/tiritiri-matangi-volunteers/) to view a wo..

Tree Classifications

Rapid Shade Producers

 

Rapid shade producers are species deemed to have the following qualities:
 

  • fast growing
  • able to withstand winds and salt spray

 

In short provide shelter for other species classed as long term canopy trees so they could become established.

 

Usually shorter lived than the long term canopy trees.

 

Māori Name

Botanical Name

pohutukawa

Metrosideros excelsa

karo

Pittisporum crassifolium

  ngaio

Myoporum laetum

whau

Entelea arborescens

mahoe

Melicytus ramiflorus

 

Coprosma sp.

 

Note: sp. - denotes species where more than one specific plant in this species is to be used.

 

Long Term Canopy Trees

 

These are the long term canopy trees of the forest, the exception being the pohutakawa which is listed as a rapid shade producer because of the speed with which it grows.  It ultimately becomes an important member of the long term forest canopy.

 

Māori name

Botanical Name

karaka

Corynocarpus laevigatus

kohekohe

Dysoxylon spectabile

taraire 

Beilschmedia taraire

tawaroa

Beilschmedia tawa

hinau

Eleocarpus dentatus

tawapou

Pouteria costata syn. planchonella

puriri

Vitex lucens

 

Sophora sp.

 

Pittosporum sp.


Note: sp. - denotes species where more than one specific plant in this species is to be used.