Story: Exotic forestry

Forest Research Institute scientists

Forest Research Institute scientists

In 1946 the forerunner of the Forest Research Institute (now Scion) was set up at Rotorua to coordinate and promote scientific research. A large number of technicians and forest researchers, many from Britain and Europe, were recruited in the 1950s. The men taking measurements in a sample plot of trees are (from left) Eliot Cutten, Bob Irvine, Harry Rijnenberg and Charles van der Voort.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Research and education – to the 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008