Introduction

Controlling weeds is an important part of conservation work, and unless everyone plays their part in stopping the spread of weeds we will be fighting a losing battle.

Weedbusters is a programme that DOC has a lead role in. Visit the website for resources to help identify and control weeds.

Left unchecked, weeds will change our landscape and destroy our natural heritage, and that includes endangering our rare and threatened birds.

Controlling weeds is an important part of conservation work, and unless everyone plays their part in stopping the spread of weeds we will be fighting a losing battle.

You can help make a difference. The weediest places are often those closest to towns as over 70% of invasive weeds were originally garden plants. Get involved to prevent new weed species damaging our ecosystems and species. 

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