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15/11/2016 4:00 p.m.
District Council is inviting members of the community to take part in a Lake
Camp Wilding Tree Removal day on Saturday 26 November, as the invasive weed
continues to spread around the popular recreation site.
Open Spaces Planner Bert Hofmans says removal days have been held throughout
the year to eradicate the introduced species, and it is important to keep the
positive work going.
efforts of volunteers are vital to our success in eradicating wilding trees and
we are very appreciative to members of the community who come along to help
out. We’d love to see more people join us again to get rid of this weed,” he
pines are an invasive introduced tree that if left unchecked can take over
large expanses of the high country in a short period of time. They present a
major threat to natural ecosystems, biodiversity, farm productivity and
interested in joining Council and the Ashburton Biodiversity Working Group on
Saturday 26 November should bring along good footwear, gloves and a lopper if
they have one. A BBQ lunch will be provided.
Camp Wilding Tree Removal day will kick off at 9.30am at the entrance to the
lake area on the eastern side of Lake Camp.
contact Barry Austin or Edith Smith from the Ashburton Biodiversity Working
Group on 027 434 4041 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 23 November 2016.