Story: Exotic forestry

Pine man, Tokoroa

Pine man, Tokoroa

This wooden sculpture of a forestry worker holding a chainsaw stands in the centre of Tokoroa, a reminder of its history as a timber town. The sculpture, ‘The Pine Man of Tokoroa’, was created by artist Peter Dooley and presented to the district by the Tokoroa Rotary Club in 2004.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Harvesting the forests, 1950s–1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16540/pine-man-tokoroa (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008