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Trees & Shrubs
Impressive native trees growing in the Awana catchment include Rata (Metrosideros robusta), which begins its life by nestling in the branches of a host tree before sending its roots to the ground.
Native wood pigeons feast on the berries of massive Puriri trees (Vitex lucens) and you can see the distinctive scarlet blooms of Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), the New Zealand "Christmas Tree", flowering in Awana in summer.
Great Barrier is also home to 22 species of native climbers, three species of mistletoe, 108 species of dicotyledon herbs, 48 species of orchids and 119 species of grasses, sedges and lilies.
ACT has continued to remove feral predators and monitor wildlife in
The Awana Catchment Trust relies on the goodwill and generosity of public and private donors. If you would
These days you're only likely to spot the Brown Teal in parts of Auckland
and Northland. And