We are actively working to contain or control existing wilding conifer sites, and prevent new wilding conifer sites.
Control conifers in the Awatere management area during 2018 and 2019
Wye Reserve & Ferny Gair/Black Birch
Mature wilding conifers are widely scattered throughout the sector, primarily comprising P. radiata and Douglas fir. However, other species are also present at lower abundance, including P. sylvestris, P. monticola and P. contorta. It is likely most of these have spread from the Waihopai and Wye seed source areas to the north, but some establishment is likely to have originated out of seed source areas within the Awatere Valley to the south.