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Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust


Visitors to the Marlborough Sounds may notice the odd stand of dead pine trees amid the native bush. The poisoned trees are part of a project by the Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust, which started in 2008 to control wilding pines that spread from farms and forestry blocks and infest regenerating bush.

As the pines die back, the native bush recovers and the distinctive skylines of the sounds are revealed once again. The trust is a voluntary group supported by local landowners, the Marlborough District Council and Department of Conservation.