These introduced species can threaten our region’s natural environment, recreational activities, and primary industries.
These plants can be just as harmful to our environment as pest animals. They can outcompete or smothering native plants, dry wetlands and rivers, reduce habitats for native animals, and grow rapidly in waterways.
Some of these species are also harmful to agricultural land and livestock, affecting grazing land and productivity. They can be moved between farms on vehicles and equipment.
During the winter months, we are always on the lookout for our three ‘exclusion species’ which are pictured below. These plants haven’t established in the Wellington Region, and we need your help to keep it that way.
If you think you have spotted a pest plant, Greater Wellington can help you identify, and potentially remove it, it for free. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org