Peter Piper’s pepper picking has nothing on Palmerston North’s Pine Pulling Posse, a group of weedbusting legends battling wilding conifers in the Ruahine Forest Park. The Posse is led by Palmerston North locals, Anthony Behrens and Fiona Burleigh, who have long been regulars in the Ruahine Forest… Read More
Welcome to Weedbusters
Weedbusters is about working together to stop weedy plants taking over New Zealand’s amazing natural areas - and you can help!
Weedy plants are one of the greatest threats to New Zealand’s parks, reserves, coasts, bush remnants, wetlands and alpine areas. Many of these weeds are ornamental plants that have ‘jumped the fence’ from gardens and gone wild.
It costs councils, government departments and private landowners millions of dollars, and volunteers and community groups thousands of unpaid hours, to control these weeds every year – but they can’t do it on their own.
Check out what you can do to help stop the spread of these invasive plants - you can make a big difference!