Kōrero: Weeds of the bush

Wilding pines

Wilding pines

These pine trees are spreading over tussock grasslands on Coronet Peak in Central Otago. The main wilding (uncultivated) pine species are Pinus radiata, Pinus contorta and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Their seeds are dispersed by the wind, sometimes into tussock grasslands. If nothing is done, the grasslands become pine forest. Small pine seedlings can be pulled out by hand, but larger trees need to be felled and their stumps coated with herbicide.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10051365
Photograph by Neville Peat

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - Trees and shrubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13612/wilding-pines (accessed 24 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016