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..

2018 Photo Comp opens for entries

Date posted: 27-Nov-2017

The 2018 Photo Competition is now open for entries. Click here (/2018-photo-competition-tiritiri-mat..

New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

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..

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.