Why is it important?
Weeds or pest plants threaten the indigenous biodiversity of Aotearoa New Zealand. Without intervention, pest plant species have the potential to re-shape our natural landscape and completely eradicate some of our taonga native species.
Weeds compete with native plants for resources and space. Before planting natives, prepare the area by removing weeds. Control weeds for the first 3-5 years to ensure your seedlings survive. The time you spend will decrease once the native plants grow in.