Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Kahikatea butter box

Kahikatea butter box

In the early decades of the 20th century kahikatea timber was used to make boxes in which butter was exported to Great Britain. Unlike most other woods, kahikatea did not taint the butter.

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John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Loss of conifer–broadleaf forests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)

Story by John Dawson, published 24 Sep 2007