Wilding pines

Last wilding work set to start today

Last wilding work set to start today

Spraying and removing all remaining Douglas fir and larch trees on public conservation land around the historic Skippers township is set to start today.

To kill wilding pines by spray

To kill wilding pines by spray

Aggressive control of large seeding trees across the lower front faces of Mt Dewar Station is needed to stop their spread and protect the golden tussock faces of Mt Dewar, Skippers Saddle and Coronet Peak, the Department of Conservation (Doc) says.

Putting paid to wilding pines

Putting paid to wilding pines

Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group (WCG) chairman Peter Willsman (left), Environment Select Committee member Maggie Barry MP, Central Lakes Trust chief executive Paul Allison (second right) and Sir Eion Edgar, chairman of the Central Lakes Trust and WCG patron, after finishing off one of the tens of thousands of introduced wilding pines which suffocate native biodiversity in the Wakatipu Basin.

Meeting on Douglas firs

A campaign to get Douglas fir trees removed from a plantation neighbouring Te Papanui Conservation Park continues with a meeting on the site today.

Public meeting on energy source options

Public meeting on energy source options

Alternative energy sources such as wilding pines and solar power will be discussed at a forum on Monday at the Queenstown Lakes District Council chambers in Queenstown, and in the council's Wanaka office linked by video. The public meeting runs from 4.30pm to 6pm.

$700,000 towards wilding pine fight

Funding from various sources has supplied the Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Group with $700,000 to fight wilding pines this summer.

Wilding pines: group gears up for war

Wilding pines: group gears up for war

Wilding pines, described as an invasive species threatening Central Otago landscapes, are officially under attack.

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