Defeating Old Man's Beard In Wellington, NZ

Old Man's Beard in Wellington is on the march. It's the most damaging alien climber in New Zealand - one plant can blanket an area up to 180 square metres, stunting and killing all it grows on.

It'll take dedicated effort from individuals and community groups to stop it destroying our trees, gardens and whole forest areas.

The good news is people are fighting it. Check out how to identify it, report it, clear it in your backyard, and consider starting or joining a community group to protect wider areas, including on private and public land.

Identify it

Find out what it looks like and distinguish it from other plants

Let us know if you've spotted some, or want help removing it

Meet some of the people taking action

Who we are, contacts and common questions

See the current status of OMB control across Wellington

We're a group of volunteers controlling OMB across Wellington.

You can follow our progress us on Facebook or Instagram.

If you'd like to volunteer to tackle OMB, please join our Facebook group to find out about events or fill in our volunteer form.