Story: Exotic forestry



Logging of exotic plantations began in the 1950s, and has continued since. Many of those employed in the industry lived in the ‘timber towns’ of the central North Island. Logging is heavy and dangerous work; machinery like this makes it easier and safer.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Harvesting the forests, 1950s–1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008