PEST PLANTS

Alien plants can smother natives and stunt their growth

Weeds

There are thousands of listed invasive plant species in New Zealand, with several posing a threat to the kauri forest ecosystem. Invasive plants can choke out natives by physically smothering them or taking all their light and nutrients. We use a variety of methods to eradicate plant pests. Of most concern in on our reserves are the following…

  • aristea
  • selaginella
  • himalayan honeysuckle
  • wildling pine
  • pampas
  • shrub balsam
  • tobacco weed
  • kikuyu grass
  • blackberry
  • arum lilly

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