The Trust's flagship programme is the control of wilding pines throughout the Marlborough Sounds.
Wilding pines are a significant problem in the Sounds, undermining its scenic qualities and threatening native flora and fauna. In some parts of the Sounds wilding pines are overtaking native plants as the dominant species. In such cases, thick stands of pines present a major fire risk and can also reduce catchment water flows.
For the first time, through the Trust’s activities, a strategic and planned approach to wilding pine control will be undertaken in the Sounds and on a scale far larger than any work done previously.