Wilding conifer research

Past and current scientific research includes both theoretical and applied research to support the operational management of wilding conifers, their prevention through raising awareness and understand their spread across the landscape, and the impacts of wilding conifers on our environment.

Current research includes the ‘Winning against wildings research programme’, coordinated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and ‘Beyond Conifer Control’ - a project that is co-funded by the New Zealand Wilding Conifer Management Group and government’s Sustainable Farming Fund.

Current research strands of these programmes are outlined below.