30th Birthday Dinner

Date posted: 06-Sep-2018

Please join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Suppo..

2019 Calendars now available

Date posted: 05-Sep-2018

The new 2019 calendars are now available and this year's is better than ever! Th..

Winners of kokako photo competition

Date posted: 02-Sep-2018

The stunning winning photographs from those submitted to the competition as part..

Kokako Celebration

Date posted: 21-Jul-2018

(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-kokako-story-celebrating-21-years-..

Kokako Photographic Competition

Date posted: 20-Jul-2018

KŌKAKO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Celebrating 21 years on Tiritiri Matangi To ce..

New monitoring reports published

Date posted: 19-Jul-2018

Reports on monitoring studies carried out over the past year have now been poste..

2018 Concert coming up soon

Date posted: 15-Feb-2018

Our 2018 concert will feature an afternoon of light classics and jazz courtesy of the Auckland Ph..

Wetapunga talk coming soon

Date posted: 05-Feb-2018

For the Social on 19 March the speaker will be Ben Goodwin of Auckland Zoo, who will talk about t..

Rat caught and now takahe released from pens

Date posted: 28-Jan-2018

Thankfully DOC staff Andre de Graaf and Polly Hall and their assistants have trapped the rat whic..

Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

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.