Keeping conifers in their place

In the right place, conifers offer shelter and opportunities for recreation and income, but left to spread they become a pest - infesting farmland, native ecosystems and water catchments.

we have a plan

Communities and land holders across New Zealand are working to control wilding conifer infestations. This work is aided by regional and national funding, and research programmes.

prevent the spread

Plan and manage the control of pines and other conifers on your place. Get help with this. Calculate what to plant instead, and where.

What's new

The latest news from our National Programme and partners

Ground control: smaller trees

Good practice in ground control of scattered seedlings and small trees.

Ground control: larger trees & stands

Good practice in control of larger trees and dense stands.

Aerial control

Good practice in aerial control of scattered trees, and controlling dense stands.


Who’s controlling wildings in your area, and how to contact them.

New Plantings

Planting new trees? Calculate what to plant instead, and where.

Mapping information

Where are the wildings? View infestations and access mapping tools.


Get the science and all the details.


What’s happening in the world of wildings, and upcoming events.

Site restoration

Restoring farmland, forest or ecosystems once you’ve cleared the wildings.