PROJECTS / Weed Control in forest fragments

Services: Plant Pest Control
Location: Waiuku
Date: 2011 - ongoing

This project involves annual weed control in a gully forest fragment spanning several properties in Waiuku, South Auckland. Significant progress has been made in reducing the original plant pest infestations down to maintenance levels. Initial works undertaken onsite included drilling of large pines, cut and painting high density large woolly nightshade, foliar spraying Japanese honeysuckle, wandering Jew, blackberry, montbretia, and pampas, and cut and painting ginger. Maintenance works are now limited to follow-up control of weed regrowth via backpacks and the occasional cut and paint of a rouge woolly or pine sapling.