Kauri care guide

Information for landowners, managers and occupiers with kauri.

Kauri are under threat from a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora agathidicida (PA). The disease is also known as 'kauri dieback'. These guidelines will help avoid spreading the disease.

Looking after kauri on your land

This booklet is for landowners, managers and occupiers with kauri on their land. It explains the ecology of kauri, common diseases and gives advice about care and propagation. This booklet has three main sections:

  1. Kauri ecology: The kauri family, how kauri grow and reproduce, and diseases that affect these trees.
  2. How to care for your kauri: Advice on how to reduce stress and care for your kauri.
  3. How to grow kauri: How to gather seed, propagate and plant out kauri.

National plan to protect kauri

Note: From 2 August 2022 ten new rules/regulations have been introduced as part of a National Plan to help protect kauri from the PA pathogen that causes ‘dieback’ disease.

More information on the Plan and how it affects operations on your land.  

Research has underpinned the information in some of these guidelines. These resources will be updated in the coming months, with new guidelines to be developed.