AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at t..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island h..

Results of the 2019 Photo Competition

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

The results of this year's competition have now been decided. Click here (/2019-photo-co..

Lighthouse Open Day

Date posted: 30-Apr-2019

Our historic lighthouse, signal station and diaphonic foghorn will all be on dis..

We need a new Treasurer

Date posted: 08-Apr-2019

The Supporters need a new treasurer to take over in September when Kevin Vaughan..

2019 Concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

OrigiNZ, the tartan taonga are returning for the 2019 concert. Click..

Tiri's three unique foghorns

Date posted: 01-Feb-2019

Our next social event will take place on Monday 18th March when Carl Hayson and ..

Young Conservation Superstars win awards!

Date posted: 27-Jan-2019

Gabriel Barbosa and teacher Kate Asher, a team leader who co..

Entries for the 2019 photo competition

Date posted: 19-Jan-2019

We are now taking entries for the 2019 photographic competition. You can enter u..

Hihi volunteer needed

Date posted: 18-Oct-2018

Would you like to volunteer with the Island's hihi team and learn from them how ..

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.