Archives For Weeds

Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent time on the isolated rock in a bid to rid it of invasive weeds. Kapiti Wellington Biodiversity Ranger Emma Rowell shares their story.

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Gunnera (Chilean rhubarb) is slowly spreading to our native forests, stream banks, roadsides, and pasture. Our native plants can’t compete with this large leaved invader, so it’s time to say goodbye to Gunnera.

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When you’re admiring your beautiful Christmas tree these holidays, spare a thought for their wilding relatives that are causing havoc for conservationists.

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