PEST PLANTS

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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