Ngā Tupu Orotā me Ōna Tikanga Whakahaere
Pest plants and management
A resource collection to keep you up to date on pest plants and their management.
Auckland is full of intentionally and accidentally introduced plants. Most of them are not a threat, but some become a problem as they compete with native species and change our natural environment.
As many of our indigenous plant species are now extinct or threatened, controlling pest weeds is essential in the battle to preserve the native biodiversity of Auckland.
Remember to always check for wāhi tapu (sacred places) and other cultural heritage sites when doing large scale pest plant control.
See our Guide to controlling pest plants.
Start with these resources
A search tool for pest plants and animals with information on habitat, threats and control methods.
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Weed control guide
Common pest plants found in Auckland and further north. Learn about their adverse effects and options for their control.
Pest plant control techniques
See a range of control methods for pest plants including drill and fill, cut and paint, and viral treatment.
Auckland community ecological monitoring guide
Select the best methods for managing, restoring or studying the diverse ecosystems found in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.
Photo points are the easiest and quickest way to monitor and compare changes over time to pest plant controlled areas.