Aerial 1080 poisoning, conservation outcome, <I>Fuchsia excorticata</I>, possum control, vegetation monitoring

Benefits of aerial 1080 possum control to tree fuchsia in the Tararua Range, Wellington

The Department of Conservation established tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) monitoring in the Tararua Range in 1994 to determine the effectiveness of large-scale (66 000 ha) possum control for protecting fuchsia. We present results from data collected from 39 permanent plots on fuchsia tree stem survival, growth, and canopy condition between 1994 and 2004 using standard permanent plot and foliar assessment methods.