WCG Reclaiming Our Biodiversity & Natural Landscapes

Date: 19th July 2023

An overview of the huge task of wilding pine control work that the Whakatipu Wilding Control Group and their partners…


Dick Hubbard on wilding pines

Date: 2nd March 2023

From grains to pines. Find out how New Zealand’s cereal man ‘Dick Hubbard’ latched onto the wilding pine problem. Dick…


FENZ & WCG Fire Risk

Date: 26th January 2023

Are wilding pines a fire hazard? We caught up with Mark Mawhinney, Risk Reduction Advisor for Fire and Emergency NZ…


Map Chat with Will McBeth

Date: 16th November 2022

Ever wonder who does the intricate colourful maps for our upcoming wilding work? That would be, Will McBeth. The DOC…


Wilding control work on Mount Dewar

Date: 11th October 2022

First helicopters and now Buggies! We sure know how to make our wilding work adventurous. In conjunction with Treespace, WCG…


Shelter Belt Species

Date: 29th July 2022

Pines are often used as shelter belts for privacy, to block prevailing winds and shelter animals in paddocks. They have…


Wilding Pine Removal – Kelvin Heights

Date: 21st July 2022

Let’s talk about the proposed tree removal in Kelvin Heights. WCG is with Queenstown Lakes District Council and Whakatipu Reforestation…


Coronet Peak Community Planting Project

Date: 15th July 2022

A snapshot of the Coronet Peak Community Planting Project discussions, featuring Jana Davis from Te Tapu o Tane and Will…


WCG Chainsaw Contepency Course

Date: 22nd June 2022

16 of our most committed volunteers endured a below zero morning up at Coronet Forest to complete their chainsaw competency…


Wilding Firewood

Date: 16th June 2022

You’d think all these wildings around the Whakatipu would have marketable timber, right? The answer… it’s complicated. Wildings are self…


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