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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.

Wilding Pine Network Groups

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.








Sustaining The Gains

An advocacy campaign to address the 2023 national programme funding reduction.

The significant gains made by the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme is at risk due to a reduction of funding to the programme from the 2023 financial year onwards.

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News / Blog

Funding cut a major blow for Mid Dome

26th May 2023 Mid Dome in Southland is a prominent landmark between Queenstown and Invercargill. It’s pretty much ground zero for wilding control work. Between the 1950s and 1980s Crown agencies (MWD, NZFS) and…

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Vive la resistance – the science of managing wilding conifer reinvasion.

Yep, great job done -all those seed trees and their offspring removed but under the ground lies viable seed and/or over the hill are big trees with seed and prevailing winds that send those…

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Wilding conifers in a warming world – Talk by Tom Carlin – Scion – May 29th – 3-4pm on Zoom I write this post after 2 days of sunshine and now we are back to rain. The land on the farm that we live on in the Kaipara Hills is just sodden and…

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