Benefits and Costs of the Wilding Pine Management Programme Phase 2 executive summary

Wilding conifers are a serious pest in New Zealand. They reduce productivity and have the potential to cost the New Zealand economy billions of dollars if their spread is not dealt with.

In 2018, Sapere Principal Sally Wyatt analysed the cost benefit of a phase of MPI’s Wilding Pine Management Programme. Among her findings is the catastrophic impact on vulnerable land of doing nothing about wilding pines, while intervention options could result in a net benefit of over $6 billion.

This is a summary of her report.

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