Story: Human effects on the environment

Wilding pines (1st of 3)

Wilding pines

These trees are Pinus contorta, growing wild near Queenstown. They spread over grassland, and can gradually change the appearance of the landscape. The only ways to get rid of wilding pines are by spraying or removal by hand. Many volunteer groups are trying to eradicate these intruders.

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Photograph by Neville Peat

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Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - European impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Janet Wilmshurst, published 24 Sep 2007