DOC is now taking nominations for the Loder Cup 2018.
Which native shrub was abundant in the Whanganui district when European settlers arrived but is now extinct here? The answer: matagouri (Discaria toumatou). No other native shrub has been reduced so much in the North Island in the past 150 years or so.
Efforts would now focus on a science programme to investigate ways to treat myrtle rust, boost resistance and susceptibility, and to improve seed banking collection, she said.
Thank you to all our delegates who made the trip to Hokitika last week to attend and support the biennial NZPCN conference and the John Child Bryophyte Workshops.
A rare remnant of lowland forest in Nelson city will be open to the public this Sunday 12 November 2017