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How you can help:

Control any wilding trees on your own property.

View our guide on the different ways that you can remove wilding pines. 

Wilding Pine Removal Guide

HAND PULLING​

Use a good safe pulling technique. Bend knees and grab the seedling down low.

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Pull the plant out of the ground.

3.

Shake soil from roots. Discard pulled seedling on the ground.

If there's too much resistance, don't hurt your back.
Opt for a cutting technique

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CUTTING

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Use loppers or handsaw. 

2.

Cut pine seedling as close to the ground as possible. 

3.

Check the stump and ensure all green needles and branches are removed.

4.

Discard cut tree on the ground.

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IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMOVE ALL GREEN NEEDLES FROM THE STUMP.
ANY GREEN NEEDLES REMAINING MEANS THE TREE CAN GROW BACK.



Gloves
Hat and Sunscreen
Water, Food / Snacks
Sturdy footwear

USEFUL EQUIPMENT

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Join a volunteer day to learn more and gain some first hand experience. Keep an eye on our updates page to keep up to date with any upcoming opportunities.

UPDATES

Consider non-harmful planting alternatives when considering shelter. Replace any spreading species on your property with non-spreading alternatives. Check out the non-harmful planting alternatives page to learn about all our non-harmful species. Or download this handy planting alternative guide to learn more.

NON-HARMFUL PLANTING ALTERNATIVE GUIDE

Get in touch with your local councillors, MP's and Ministers and let them know your concerns. 

Passionate about this issue? We welcome new members to our executive and highly appreciate any support we receive.

 

Every bit, no matter how big or small helps to deal with the problem we are all facing.

 

The success of this project is based upon everyone doing their bit to help stop the spreading of wilding conifers.

Get in touch to find out more and join us!

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