The Maungatautari ecological island will fill the surrounding district with native birds, many of which have been absent from the area for decades. With the right plants, you can encourage these birds to visit your property.
This guide will help you select and plant local native plants for your gardens, re-vegetation areas, or as specimen or shelter trees for your farm.
This guide is for the hilly land of Tahuna, Scotsman’s Valley, Richmond Downs, Te Miro, Whitehall, Horahora and Maungatautari, and the lowlands of Piarere, Karapiro, Tauwhare and Kiwitahi.
The lowlands of Cambridge, Morrinsville, Matamata, Tirau and Te Awamutu are outside the Maungatautari Ecological District, however the plants will be similar. If you wish to plant in those towns, use the plants in the lowland terraces planting zone list.
The focus of this planting guide is on forest species. For ideas on what to plant in wetlands, check out our wetland planting guide.
If you live in Hamilton do not use this guide - use the "Gully restoration guide: A guide to assist in the ecological restoration of Hamilton's gully systems" in stead. (contact Hamilton City Council(external link) for a copy).
Please note: Due to the large file size of this document, it has been split into multiple documents for ease of download.
|About this guide||
What to plant in Maungatautari ecological district - part 1
|The Maungatautari ecological district|
|What is special about our ecological district?|
What to plant in Maungatautari ecological district - part 2
|Maungatautari planting zones|
|Plant list for Maungatautari ecological district||
What to plant in Maungatautari ecological district - part 3
What to plant in Maungatautari ecological district - part 4
What to plant in Maungatautari ecological district - part 5