The unchecked spread of wilding exotic conifers can pose a real risk to landscape, biodiversity and pastoral values.
Right: A mature seeding pine in wetland, Opoutama, Hawke's Bay.
Wilding pine spread is very predictable. There are also guidelines available on the removal of wilding conifers.
Download Wilding Conifers: Prediction and prevention (PDF 805KB) from Open Space magazine Issue 60, March 2003.
Above: Pine reaching maturity in regenerating indigenous forest in Gisborne.
For more information on wilding pines visit the Wilding Pines section of the Department of Conservation website.
Open SpaceTM Magazine No. 60, March 2003 © QEII National Trust