108 years on – revisiting the great Dunedin-Waititi fire of 1914

Field Trip on Saturday 7th of May 2022, 08:30 AM (1 year ago)

Contact: Matt Larcombe | matt.larcombe@otago.ac.nz | 027 919 9709

This trip will look at the vegetation change 108 years after a large fire burned through Libocedrus bidwillii cloud forest near Leith Saddle. We will walk up Leith saddle track and look at the nature of vegetation on either side of the fire boundary and I’ll talk about some student projects that have been investigating the demographic effects of the fire; and the longer-term consequences of the fire on the flammability of plant communities in the area.