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Supporting the management of wilding conifer infestations in New Zealand via advocacy, advice and action.

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Wilding Pine Network

The Wilding Pine Network is an Incorporated Society aiming to raise awareness of the wilding conifer issue, advocate for funding for wilding conifer control, and provide nation-wide coordination of and advice to community groups involved in active wilding conifer management.

Whakatipu WCG

Community Groups

Our community groups play an important part of wilding conifer control. These groups often organise volunteer days, and welcome your help. Being part of a group can be fun and rewarding. You don’t need any special knowledge, skills or tools, just an average level of fitness.

Webinar & Resources

The Wilding Pine Network facilitates information sharing through webinars, newsletters, reports, and workshops. Our Resources page has links to our webinars and publications, as well as details about latest research findings.

Let’s finish the job

A call to action to address the funding gap for one of Aotearoa’s most damaging biosecurity issues.

The recent Government decision to cut funding to the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme by 75% (from $25m to $10m/annum) is effectively a death sentence for effective and sustainable wilding pine management in New Zealand.

Join our campaign to advocate for increased funding to the Wilding Conifer Control Programme and Let’s finish the job…

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News / Blog

Persistence of triclopyr, dicamba, and picloram in the environment following aerial spraying for control of dense pine invasion

Congratulations to Carol Rolando from SCION who won the front-page competition for the above article (also see link to article below) in the Weed Society of America journal. https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/EC888894C5B7A927AD5E5A3E0C06CD8D/S1939729123000202a.pdf/persistence-of-triclopyr-dicamba-and-picloram-in-the-environment-following-aerial-spraying-for-control-of-dense-pine-invasion.pdf Management implications from the study…

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Concern as carbon offset partnership plants pines in biodiversity hotspot.

Please read the article in the link below. https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/133063759/concern-as-carbon-offset-partnership-plants-pines-in-biodiversity-hotspots It covers a conundrum that is occurring all over Aotearoa. This one in South Marlborough occurred prior to the changes to the NES-PF (National Environmental…

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Vive La Resistance – Managing wilding conifer reinvasion – the science that helps our work.

Scion is one of the lead providers for the science that helps wilding control work. The goal for Vive la résistance (VLR) is to achieve one important impact for New Zealand: To optimise wilding…

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