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Wilding pine trees spreading across the upper Waimakariri basin are threatening the unique landscape and native flora & fauna of the area.

The front of this spread has been brought back over 4km by the concerted efforts of many enthusiastic volunteers. An opportunity exists over the next 3 to 5 years for all parties to work together to get on top of the wilding issue.

WELRA has been formed by the Canterbury Community to provide leadership and co-ordination of wilding control work before reseeding over wide areas makes the elimination of wilding pine trees from the Waimakariri Basin unaffordable.

This website was created to keep you up to date on our progress towards eliminating wilding trees from the Waimakariri basin, and to let you know how you can be involved in wilding tree control activities.

WELRA Brochure 2013 Get Rid

!!Latest News!!

Wilding Pine Volunteer Days 7 March and 11 April Register your interest...

WELRA 2013/14 Operations Report Read it here...

WELRA Meeting 27 March 2014 Read the minutes...

AGM Minutes 17 September 2013 Read the minutes...

Annual General Meeting 2013 - Chariperson's Report Read the report...>>

WELRA Executive Meeting 18 September 2012 And action list Read more ...>>

Widing Tree Control - Flock Hill Station 2011 - 2012 WELRA requested Dean Turner of the Department of Conservation to organise and supervise wilding tree control work at Flock Hill Station utilising several grants WELRA received this year. Read more ...>>

Wilding control on Flock Hill Station - Progress 2012 Travellers familiar with the SH73 route from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass cannot have missed the thickening
spread of wildings on Flock Hill station more ....>>

WELRA Executive Meeting 21 March 2012 - ECAN Office Christchurch Read more ...>>

Archived News

You can read past news here...

WELRA workshop March 2008