Kauri Grove 2002

A short history of the planting and management of the Kauri Grove.

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Illustrated atrticle reprinted from the Magazine of the Friends of Pukekura Park Volume 6 Number 3 (October 2011): 4-7.
  • In 1936-1938, 500 Kauri (Agathis australis) and many other native trees were closely-planted by Thomas Horton in  that part of Brooklands now known as Kauri Grove (“The planting of Kauri Grove” Magazine of the Friends of  Pukekura Park 5(3)(October 2010): 4-7).
  • these Kauri were thinned about 15 years later by Jack Goodwin who succeeded Thomas Horton as Curator of Pukekura Park.
  • In 2001, the New Plymouth District Council approached Forest Research (now Scion) of Rotorua to develop management options for Kauri Grove
  • Thinning of the Kauri began in November 2002

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Kauri Grove 2002


Kauri Grove

Scientific name:

Agathis australis

Common name:


Creator or author:David Medway