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Caring for our park buffers
We need to protect our native plants and wildlife from one of the biggest threats in our region: weeds.
Managing park buffers
A park buffer is an area surrounding a park with restrictions on pest plants to protect parks with special ecological values.
To prevent the spread of pest plants into ecologically important parks, there is a 500m buffer area of selected pest plants.
Regional Pest Management Plan sets objectives and rules about how we manage pests across Auckland.
If you live in a buffer zone, you are required to control these selected pest plants.
Check if you are in a park buffer zone
Check on the
map to find park buffers where the pest plant rules apply. For more information, see
Why we need to control park buffer weeds
These pest plants:
- can cause forest collapse by smothering native plants or preventing them from seeding
- are spread by birds or wind
- can establish in shade and mature native bush.
Find out more about pest plants
Click on the images below to find out more about each pest plant:
|Plant for your local ecosystem||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem||Plant for your local ecosystem||Find information on how to plant to suit your local ecosystem.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Volunteer in our parks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-you-can-do-for-environment/Pages/volunteer-in-our-parks.aspx||Volunteer in our parks||Join community planting days or join a Friends of Parks group to volunteer in our parks.||aspx||Volunteering|
|How to dispose of weeds||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-dispose-weeds.aspx||How to dispose of weeds||You need to be careful when disposing of weeds. Check which transfer stations accept green waste or have a garden company collect the weeds you removed.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Eradicating low incidence pest plants||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/our-biodiversity-projects/Pages/eradicating-low-incidence-pest-plants.aspx||Eradicating low incidence pest plants||Find out how we are managing pest plants and how you can help. ||aspx||Environment
|Pest Free Auckland 2050||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/our-biodiversity-projects/Pages/pest-free-auckland-2050.aspx||Pest Free Auckland 2050||Get involved in Pest Free Auckland, a community-led conservation programme. ||aspx||Volunteering|
|Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/topic-based-plans-strategies/environmental-plans-strategies/Pages/regional-pest-management-plan.aspx||Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)||Information about Auckland Council's Regional Pest Management Plan, setting our priorities for managing animal and plant pests.||aspx||Auckland Council strategies|