H. kirkii is a podocarp with fine grained wood suitable for construction timber, a use to which it was put in former times when it was more common around Auckland and in Northland. It is now protected from logging and most trees occur in forest reserves. This species is not recorded in cultivation, but may be present in a few botanic gardens.
References and further reading
- Carter, G. & Luscombe, D. 2013. Halocarpus kirkii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34152A2848086. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T34152A2848086.en. Downloaded on 03 August 2017
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. 2003 onwards. NZ Plant Conservation Network. Available at: http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/default.asp. (Accessed: 3 Aug 2017).