Weedbusting team working in a bush reserve clearing privet
Restoration Tips: Weedbusters website
The Weedbusters website is a great resource and “go to place” for checking out which plants are weeds and how to control them. Weedbusters is about working together to stop weedy plants taking over New Zealand's amazing natural areas. 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. Check out the website and see what you can do to help stop the spread of these invasive plants - you can make a big difference!