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Community groups

Throughout New Zealand there are community helping to get wilding pines and conifers in their area under control. Most groups run volunteer days. 

The links below will take you to external sites and open in a new tab.

Arrowtown Choppers on a hill at the Big Chop

Other sites

The New Zealand Wilding Conifer Group

The NZ Wilding Conifer Group is an Incorporated Society aiming to raise awareness of the wilding conifer issue, advocate for funding for wilding conifer control, and provide nation-wide coordination of and advice to community groups involved in wilding conifer management. 


Weedbusters is a weeds awareness and education programme protecting New Zealand's environment from the increasing weed problem.There are more than 200 Weedbusters groups throughout New Zealand – use the Weedbusters website to find and contact your local group.

Find your local Department of Conservation office

Your local DOC office can connect you with other initiatives in your area