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Wilding Pine Control Handbook for Landowners

Combines several of the publications below into a single document filled with helpful info for landowners who are wanting to identify and control wilding pines on their own properties.


Twizel Wildfire Risk Management Report

Commissioned by Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) this report breaks down Twizel township and surrounding areas into distinct sections, providing in-depth recommendations for reducing wildfire risk according to the specific characteristics of each section. Characteristics include aspects such as fuel type, fuel density, population/housing density.

Planting natives at Twizel and Lake Ohau

A fantastic guide by Ohau Conservation Trust

The Right Tree For Your Place

A shelter planting guide for high country farms and homes

Get Fire Safe at The Interface 

A guide to protecting your home from wildfires by Fire and Emergency NZ

The Sapere Report 2022

A compelling read as to why wilding pine control is so important.

A New Zealand guide to growing alternative exotic forest species

If you are thinking about establishing a new plantation or woodlot on your farm and want to plant something other than pine, then this guide will be an informative read.

NES-CF National Environmental Standards for Commercial Forestry 

All exotic forests in NZ greater than 1 hectare in size must abide by the rules and regulations in this document. This includes exotic continuous-cover forests, aka carbon forests. 

Wilding Tree Spread Risk Calculator

This calculator supports the NES-CF and is an essential assessment required during the planning phase of any exotic forest in NZ (new plantings AND re-plantings). It must be completed by a qualified or experienced silviculture professional.

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Wilding pine management and research 

Te Manahuna Consulting - Mackenzie Wilding Conifer Management Strategy

Ministry for Primary Industries - New Zealand Wilding Conifer Management Strategy 2015–2030 

Ministry for Primary Industries and Biosecurity NZ - Long term wilding conifer control in NZ 

Environment Canterbury - Wilding pine eradication programme 

Forest Growers Research - Wilding Control Research Programme 


Groups and Associations 

These groups and associations are all helping us to achieve a wilding free Mackenzie

Community Trust Mid and South Canterbury

Environment Canterbury

Wilding Pine Network

Land Information New Zealand

Ministry for Primary Industries

Department of Conservation

 Ohau Conservation Trust