Proposed Wilding Pine Clearance - Twizel

We are keen to understand the views of the community relating to proposed thinning/removal of non-native tree species in the Twizel area.

Please provide by feedback by 5pm on 2 August 2020.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) are considering the removal of some Conifers in the area as part of the National Wilding Conifer Management Programme.

“Wilding pines pose a major threat to eastern South Island conservation values, water yield and farming, and Canterbury is one of the worst affected regions,” ECan regional leader bio-security Graham Sullivan said. “The species are a mix including Corsican, Ponderosa, Larch, Scots pine and Douglas fir.”

We are keen to understand the views of the community relating to proposed thinning/removal of non-native tree species in the Twizel area.

Please provide by feedback by 5pm on 2 August 2020.

Environment Canterbury (ECan) are considering the removal of some Conifers in the area as part of the National Wilding Conifer Management Programme.

“Wilding pines pose a major threat to eastern South Island conservation values, water yield and farming, and Canterbury is one of the worst affected regions,” ECan regional leader bio-security Graham Sullivan said. “The species are a mix including Corsican, Ponderosa, Larch, Scots pine and Douglas fir.”

Note there are no plans to clear trees in the lagoon area.

Please read the proposal below and use one or all of the tools to tell us your view, ask a question, or drop a pin on the map and add a comment. We'll consider all feedback before final decisions are made.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If something's unclear about this project, please ask us a question. 

  • What is going to be done with the cleared land. The area around the dump would need some attention so that it wouldn't alter the visual effects.

    Kev asked about 1 year ago

    Our understanding is that ECAN intend to remove the slash and debris but have no plans for re-planting.

  • Map 1. To what extent do the wilding trees and other noxious plantings being proposed for removal represent this area. Ideally to eradicate the problematic plantings and replant using varieties to recreate the area to match the current aesthetics of this lovely area. Is there a budget for reinstatement of the area with new plantings and over what time would this be carried out?

    BJ asked about 1 year ago

    Our understanding is that ECAN propose to clear the slash and debris but have no budget for re-reinstatement. 

  • Would they consider removing diseased pines from the town belt particularly in the section on Glen Lyon Rd between the cemetery and water reservoir? They are mostly dying or dead and are a fire risk.

    Joy asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Joy - good question. We can put this to ECAN who are the agency proposing to carry out the work.

  • Are they going to clear all the slash the way they didnt cleared it on man made hill

    Ross c asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Ross, yes the contractors would be instructed to clear all slash and debris.

  • What will happen to the firewood?

    Arlene asked about 1 year ago

    This will be removed by ECAN's contractors and sold to offset the cost of the work. Slash and debris will also be removed from the site.

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