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Controlling wilding pines

Controlling wilding pines

Wilding pines are any pine trees that grow in unwanted areas, usually from seed dispersal. The most common are Pinus radiata, Pinus contorta and Douglas fir. They can be controlled by spraying, felling or ring barking, or by pulling or digging out the young tree, as shown here by Neville Peat, a Department of Conservation officer in the Wakatipu area.

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Photograph by Neville Parminter

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Weeds in water and in ecosystems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008