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History of Guthrie Smith Trust
Pest programme targetting Opposums, Cats, Mustelids Rats etc has been running for approximately 5 years.
Kills to date include;
48 cats, 15 ferrets, 32 stoats, 31 weasels, 97 hedgehogs plus hundreds of rats.
Significant knowledge has been gained in the planting and ongoing care of the over 18000 trees planted to date. These include bothe native and exotic specimen trees.
Also knowledge in the use of appropriate chemicals for weed management and tree releaseing.
Lessons learned regarding planting techniques, land management and erosion control plus track establishment.