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What you can do about kauri dieback

Do your part to protect healthy kauri trees and prevent the spread of kauri dieback.

​Visiting areas with healthy kauri trees

  • Clean your footwear, tyres and equipment before and after visiting our kauri forests. If you are walking your dog, you should also make sure you clean their paws. 
  • Use cleaning stations every time you pass one while you are walking in a park.
  • Stay on the tracks and keep off kauri roots.
  • Stay away from closed tracks.
  • Don't remove soil from, or bring soil into, areas with kauri trees.

Looking after kauri on your property

If you have kauri trees on your property, there are a few things that you can do to keep them healthy.

  • Make sure you and your visitors have clean shoes around your kauri. Avoid the roots as much as possible.
  • Fence off individual kauri or groups of kauri from people and animals (e.g. livestock), if appropriate.
  • Educate yourself on the symptoms of kauri dieback disease. If you see kauri with some of the symptoms, or want to request a tree health inspection on your land, contact us on 0800 NZ KAURI (0800 695 2874).

Further information

For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of kauri dieback, see the Keep Kauri Standing website.