Story: Exotic forestry

Kāingaroa State Forest

Kāingaroa State Forest

The Kāingaroa State Forest was planted in the late 1920s and 1930s, largely through the labour of unemployed workers. By 1935 the forest had grown to a massive 46,878 hectares. These mature radiata pine trees, shown stretching in the distance in the 1970s, are a tiny fraction of the forest.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - The first planting boom, 1925–1935', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008