Story: Shelter on farms

Pine trees as shelter (2nd of 6)

Pine trees as shelter

Pinus radiata is probably the most widely used species for farm shelter. It is fast growing and effective, especially if well managed. Regular pruning of side branches reduces shading of adjacent pasture.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Planted shelter belts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008