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Thursday 8 June, 2017
District Council will begin removing wilding pine trees from Lake Camp next
week, in an effort to control the invasive species from further spreading in
District Forester Terry O’Neill says the work will take advantage of Central
Government funding currently available for wilding conifer control and will be
carried out on Council administered land.
currently underway on the development of a Lake Camp and Clearwater Management
Plan. The work to be carried out next week will not conflict with this plan,”
funding for this project is an opportunity that we would like to use, especially
given the threat these trees pose to the area’s biodiversity.”
O’Neill adds that some trees will be retained to provide shelter for campers
and other lake users.
is expected to be finished by 30 June 2017.