Assisting the DOC (Department of Conservation)

13 May, 2019

Jordan Priddle from our Internal Service Team recently volunteered to help the DOC control Climbing Asparagus on Maungatapere. 

"This South American species grows well in the shade, smothering the forest floor up to 4m, ring-barking soft-barked species, preventing the establishment of native plant seedlings and raising light levels, causing further weed infestation.

Maungatapere is special in that it's one of the few fully-forested vulcanic cones in the region, and the ONLY crater wetland in Northland, playing host to the rare native Swamp Maire."