The Botanical Lovecast

#14 Mels Barton; what is Kauri dieback, and why is it a big deal?

March 01, 2020 Botanical Lovecast
The Botanical Lovecast
#14 Mels Barton; what is Kauri dieback, and why is it a big deal?
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The Botanical Lovecast
#14 Mels Barton; what is Kauri dieback, and why is it a big deal?
Mar 01, 2020
Botanical Lovecast

Kauri trees, Agathis australis, are a keystone species of New Zealand's Native bush. Phytophthora agathadicida specifically affects this tree but there is very little information about it, or research on it yet. Mels Barton runs the Kauri Rescue project trialling treatment methods for affected trees. We spoke to Mels about the disease, the effects, the research, and the civic response.

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Kauri trees, Agathis australis, are a keystone species of New Zealand's Native bush. Phytophthora agathadicida specifically affects this tree but there is very little information about it, or research on it yet. Mels Barton runs the Kauri Rescue project trialling treatment methods for affected trees. We spoke to Mels about the disease, the effects, the research, and the civic response.