The New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.) holds a pre-conference symposium at the annual NZPPS conference this year in Christchurch:

Managing wilding conifers in New Zealand: 12 years on

Monday 10 August 2015

The draft programme (pdf) is now available.

Programme topics include:

  • Did we bite off more than we could chew? - Lessons from the past 12 years (including new threats, non-coniferous wildings?)
  • Methods for the future (e.g. best methods (chemical etc), biocontrol, sterile, improved mapping and spread prediction)
  • Community awareness and public involvement (e.g. Community trusts, engaging volunteers etc.)
  • Policies, Plans and RMA? - working together?

Further talks on weeds will feature in the main conference.