Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Alphabe-Thursday. Save the world and Letter D for Dying, a dying tree

 My guide showed me a dying Kauri tree. A tree dying from Kauri Dieback.
 It is red, not because it is naturally red. It is dying.
See the gum oozing from the trunk. Looks like the tree is crying.



I wanted to show the giant Kauri, this may be a Kauri tree.

This is a serious post on Kauri dieback.

At the Hillary trail, they have this cleaning stations, but not many people use it. People accuse me of being a moralist and have not fun.  Perhaps I am easily influenced, and I am proud of it, Watching Mad Max stopped me from enjoying burning expensive fuel spotrs, watching No Blade of Grass makes me fear for the future of our earth.

Kauri dieback: a disease that kill the trees.




Kauri dieback: how you can help?  The steps are easy, Just don't be lazy.










  What would it be when the Kauri dieback kill our Kauri trees?  There is a Chinese saying, " You Cry until there is no more tears."

I am a tree lover, hence this post is linked to save the world.



Kauri are among the world's mightiest trees, growing to more than 50 metres tall, with trunk girths of up to 16 metres and living for more than 2000 years. Kauri forests once covered 1.2 million hectares from the Far North of Northland to Te Kauri, near Kawhia and were common when the first people arrived around 1000 years ago.

http://www.arc.govt.nz/environment/biosecurity/kauri-dieback/

This webpage is the home for information on kauri dieback for the whole of New Zealand. It has information on what kauri dieback is, the symptoms of the disease and how you can help stop it spreading. You can also find our fact sheet, technical documents and links to the organisations involved in the management of the disease.
What is Phytophthora taxon Agathis?

Commonly known as PTA, Phytophthora taxon Agathis is a microscopic fungus-like plant pathogen (a disease causing agent) that only affects kauri. Recent research has identified PTA as a distinct and previously undescribed species of Phytophthora.
What does it do to kauri trees?

Symptoms include yellowing of foliage, loss of leaves, canopy thinning and dead branches. Affected trees can also develop lesions that bleed resin, extending to the major roots and sometimes girdling the trunk as a ‘collar rot'. PTA can kill trees and seedlings of all ages.

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6 comments:

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Thank you for your interesting post. Trees of all kinds are so very beautiful. Sad to see that these ones are affected by that microscopic fungus! Hopefully, no more will be affected.

Blessings & Aloha!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

We had a die off of pines due to pine beetles a while back and it is so sad to see those stately pines with yellow needles...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very informative post and great photos ~ sad for the trees ~ carol, xxx

fredamans said...

So sad, to see a dying tree.

Jeanne said...

It is sad to lose trees, and it takes so long to replace them!

Jenny said...

Kauri dieback sounds like it is a devastating disease...

I am delighted to see such an important issue posted for the letter "D"!

Thanks for linking.

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