Story: Exotic forestry

Cleared forestry land

Cleared forestry land

In the early 2000s New Zealand’s landscape was being transformed as exotic forests were felled to make way for more profitable dairy farms. This area of farmland, between Taupō and Rotorua, was covered in exotic forest. By 2008 it had been converted to pasture.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Ownership changes in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008