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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

Science in the field

On a chilly day in May complete with even colder rain the wilding programme Technical Advisory Group (TAG) visited Flock Hill Station in Canterbury. We were accompanied by scientists from Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research,…

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Wilding pine work ‘will go backwards’ with reduced funding.

A good article from Radio New Zealand about the impacts of reduced funding in Southland: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr/515194/wilding-pine-work-will-go-backwards-with-reduced-funding The issue was highlighted in a recent Environment Southland chief executive report which said the Ministry for Primary…

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We know where the wildings are but where did they spread from….

Nick Ledgard one of our most experienced practitioners and scientists shares his knowledge about where wilding sources came from around New Zealand. He worked as a forester and scientist for over 40 years, and…

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