Western Tracks Kauri Dieback Mitigation

This project was carried out across three separate sites in the Western Park region of Auckland. All three of the sites were particularly remote and required materials to be bought in by helicopter.

Kauri trees are a key part of the forest ecosystems across wider Auckland and throughout the Upper North Island. Kauri dieback disease has been a critical issue for the health of those forests since it was first discovered in 2009.

There is no direct cure for kauri dieback disease, with the only way to prevent it centred on stopping the spreading of the spores that carry the disease. As such, all of our work for Auckland Council on this project was performed to the highest possible standards, with strict adherence to kauri dieback hygiene protocols.

The project combined over 850 metres of track formation and surfacing and over 200 metres of timber boxed stairs.