Possum removal has benefits for herds and native bush

Date 22 June 2020

Native bush is on the mend and TB-infected herd numbers are down after intensive possum control around Dunedin. 

A recent study commissioned by the Halo Project has measured the effect possum control had on native vegetation from 2016-2020. The Halo Project is a local environmental initiative working with communities to protect native plants, animals and ecosystems. 

The study found a marked increase in canopy density over the past four years and a clear decline in the impacts from possums. Possums target specific trees with frequent visits and eat the leaves, buds and flowers causing significant damage.  

Read the full story here: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/possum-removal-has-benefits-herds-native-bush