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There is something everyone can do to help with the wilding problem.

Connect with communities

Join or start a community group - contact the Wilding Pine Network.

The Wilding Pine Network is a key partner in the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme, working to support community-led efforts to manage wilding conifers (wilding pines). Visit their website to see if there is a group near you, or find out who to start one.

Farmers, forest and landowners

If you are looking for help with your own wilding conifer problem, please talk with your regional or district council, or connect with your community.

Be careful when selecting which tree species to plant, and where – check with your regional council before planting any conifer species. This guide - the Right Tree for Your Place, is a good starting point.

Remove wilding pine seedlings and saplings that have established outside planted areas, before they develop cones.

Work with neighbours to control wilding pines that have spread across property boundaries. 

Hunters, hikers and other outdoor users

Pull out small wilding pine seedlings or cut small trees close to the ground. These trees can be left on site to break down naturally.

You should have permission from the land owner or land manager and ensure you have correctly identified the species before killing any plants.

For DOC-administered land, check in with the local office


Sponsor community projects and help spread the word – ask us for copies of our information brochure to distribute or download a printable copy


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