2020 Conservation Week

Date posted: 12-Aug-2020

Meet the Takahē on Tiritiri Matangi Island When: 1:30 pm, ..

AGM 2020

Date posted: 25-Jul-2020

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2020 due to Covid restrictions at t..

Ferry Resuming July 4th!

Date posted: 01-Jun-2020

Great News!!! We have confirmation Fuller360 ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi wi..

The 2020 Photo Competition Winners

Date posted: 22-May-2020

Here are the winning and commended photos from this year's competition. Congratulations to the photo..

Celebrate the Takahe Art Competition

Date posted: 08-Apr-2020

Hi Tiri Kids, It’s Takahē Awareness Month! Everyone loves our takah..

COVID-19 Important Information

Date posted: 25-Mar-2020

The government has announced that New Zealand is now at alert level 2 for COVID-19. Th..

2019 Winner Primary School Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Ethan Raymond

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Ethan has helped the Enviro-Warriors in many ways such as planning, gard..

2019 Winner Y8-Y13 NIWA Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Abby Haezelwood

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Abby Haezelwood with her winning Science Exhibit on Plastic Beaches at the NIWA Taihoro Nuk..

The Tiritiri Concert

Date posted: 11-Feb-2020

Folk on the Water The 2020 Tiritiri Matangi Conce..

2020 Photo competition now open

Date posted: 15-Jan-2020

This year's photo competition is now open for entries. Please click here (/m..

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.