Kōrero: Grasslands

Wilding pine control

Wilding pine control

A helicopter is being used to reach this wilding pine on Molesworth Station in Marlborough. Pine tree seeds are spread by the wind, often into high-country tussock grasslands. If nothing is done to control wilding pines, over time many tussocklands will become pine forests. Small pine seedlings can be pulled out by hand, but this larger specimen will be felled and its stump coated with herbicide.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048954
Photograph by M. Brenan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Land ownership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13368/wilding-pine-control (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Alan F. Mark, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007