Physical: Mechanical control is currently the most effective way of dealing with invasive Pinus pinaster stands. All plants are felled and allowed to lie for 12-18 months.
Location Specific Management Information
Rangitoto Is. (North Island)
In 1995, a weed control programme was initiated on Rangitoto Island, with 72 weed species identified. These were split into three priority classes, each with a management objective. The long term aim for this species is control to zero density (no adult plants). Control of Pinus pinaster is undertaken using helicopters. Pines have been mapped using Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS), and have proved relatively cheap to control using forestry contractors and helicopter access.
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