Historical forestry pathways project: The introduction and spread of Kauri Dieback disease in New Zealand
Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)
To look at the role historical forestry operations (e.g. kauri plantations, nurseries, trials, practices, logging) play in the introduction & spread of kauri dieback and the associated GIS shapefiles to inform management decisions.
A likely entry pathway into NZ could not be identified from current information sources. Waipoua Forest Nursery likely spread PA to other plantation sites, however, majority of plantations sourced from Waipoua are free of PA. Kauri logging practices likely exacerbated spread whereas other practices such as staff movements, engineering works, TSI practices showed little anecdotal evidence and/or field observations of spreading PA.