Evergreen tree <15m high. Resembles a pine; from a distance may be confused with young kahikatea. Slender, often-weeping branches; new growth often orange-brown. Many small cone-like seedpods directly on branches.
Wetlands, saltmarshes. Common in horticultural shelterbelts.
Long-lasting seeds spread by wind. Vegetative spread through suckering.
Changes water flow in wetlands & forms dense growth shading out native species.
Plants will coppice if cut without stump painting with herbicide.
1. Hand pull small plants.
2. Cut larger trees & stump paint (5g metsulfuron/1L or 100ml triclopyr/1L).
3. Basal spray (20ml triclopyr/1L diesel).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.