Help stop the invasion of wilding pines and protect our iconic South Marlborough hill and high country landscapes.


Some of the South Marlborough's iconic landscapes are threatened by the spread of wilding pines. We are co-ordinating and leading a regional response to reduce the extent of wilding conifers. Find out how you can help.

Wilding conifers in Tarndale, Molesworth

Wilding conifers in Tarndale, Molesworth


Our aim is to restore and protect the iconic scenic tussock grassland and alpine landscapes of South Marlborough. The trust covers the large area (8,700km2) of Marlborough south of the Wairau River and extends from the foot hills behind Blenheim to the Clarence and Molesworth Station in the south.

This community led programme will help to maintain the values important for our tourism industry, as well as our farming community. It will also help to maintain the water yields for the viticulture industry. If wilding conifers are not managed there will be negative impacts on native biodiversity and ecosystems, cultural and historic values, recreation and fire risk in South Marlborough.