Story: Exotic forestry

Ponderosa pine (1st of 3)

Ponderosa pine

Ponderosa pine was one of a number of exotic tree species planted in the central North Island, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago in the early 20th century to meet future timber needs. Its wood has a warm golden colour.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Forestry in the 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008