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Wilding Pine information brochure

Take a look at our new Wilding Pine information brochure.

This is perfect for printing into a "trifold" leaflet.

Make sure when you print, set your printer to "print on both sides of paper" and select "flip on short edge" - this will mean you get the trifold effect on the end result.

The images are indicative of what the brochure looks like, but downloading the brochure will give you better quality  when printing.

Image of page 1 of the trifold wilding pine information brochure with a kereru on the right hand side Image of page 2 of the trifold wilding pine information brochure with a gecko in the centre and a map of New Zealand to the right


Wilding Conifer Quick ID Guide

There are approximately ten introduced conifer species that are responsible for most wilding conifers in New Zealand. The most invasive species, the Lodgepole (contorta) pine, is an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993, meaning they cannot be bred, propagated, planted, distributed or sold.

The most spread prone wilding pine species can be found in our Wilding Conifer Quick ID guide. You can view and download a printer friendly version of the guide using the settings below.

Downloading the Wilding Pine ID Guide (updated April 2023) [PDF opens in new tab] will give you better quality when printing. To print as an A5 booklet, make sure your printer is set to print as "booklet" otherwise each page of the guide will print on a single A4 page.


What to plant instead to prevent the spread

Pines, firs and larches grow well in New Zealand’s High Country but can also infest the surrounding land with self-seeded unwanted wilding trees. It's best to plan your farm or landscape plantings carefully and check with your regional council about the best species for your place.

You can also download this guide to trees with a lower risk of spreading wilding seeds into the high country.

This guide suggests species of trees to plant for things such as shelterbelts instead of species of conifers, so wilding spread can be reduced.

It is a reference guide and we suggest speaking to your local regional council or local nurseries to determine which trees are most suitable for your area.

There is also a QR code to connect to Fire and Emergency New Zealand's website for information on how to protect your property from wildfires.

The Right Tree for Your Place - shelter planting guide The Right Tree for Your Place - shelter planting guide page 2

A lesson plan on wilding pines - for students and educators 

Take a look at our lesson plan and activities for students and educators on the effects of wilding pines on our unique landscapes.

Download a lesson plan for students and educators.


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