Welcome to the NZ Wilding Conifer Group's blog 'Walk on the Wilding Side'! Here we will post the latest updates from our stakeholders as well as recent research and scientific findings related to wilding conifers. All o-pine-ions posted here are our own.

 

Guest Blog Post from Joanna Green: Part 2

May 18, 2020

Welcome back to the wilding conifer guest blog by PhD student, Joanna Green. As promised, I will now write about my research at the University of Canterbury. If you remember previously, I discussed the concept of adjusting to change. I will now continue this theme but getting a bit more applied.

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Guest Blog Post from Joanna Green: Part 1

April 29, 2020

This blog post will be a bit different from earlier ones as it comes from personal experiences of a wilding conifer researcher, in this case a post-graduate student, Joanna Green.

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What lies beneath: How nematodes are affected by wilding conifers

March 17, 2020

One of the aims of the Winning Against Wildings research programme is to better understand how ecosystems are affected by wilding trees. We want to know how different impacts change with the density of infestations, and we also want to know if once we remove wildings, how will ecosystems respond.

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Are prescribed burns an option to control wildings?

December 18, 2019

On 21 November, a group of about 25 people all gathered in 4WDs at Hamish Roxburgh’s station for a tour and discussion about prescribed burns of wilding pines. Hamish’s station is in North Canterbury in the Amuri Range, and he has been using burning as a way to control wildings for almost 25 years.

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