- Aerial Basal Bark Application (ABBA) with a lance/wand
- Skid hopping
- Boom spraying
It's estimated that in excess of 20% of New Zealand will be invaded by wilding conifer forests within 20 years without rapid action. Wilding conifers currently cover more than 1.8 million ha of land, and are spreading at an estimated rate of 5% a year.
As wilding conifers overwhelm our native landscapes, they kill our native plants, and evict our native animals. They also have a huge impact on our economy. They suck valuable water out of catchments, they add big costs to farming and they impact on tourism and recreational opportunities.
We partner with land managers such as the Department of Conservation and Environment Canterbury on control projects.