Story: Radiata pine

Pine and lupin on dunes (3rd of 3)

Pine and lupin on dunes

Radiata pine has been planted extensively to stabilise sand dunes on the west coast of the North Island. These pines at Ōtaki Beach are growing near lupins, which provide ground cover and fix nitrogen in the soil. Marram grass has also been planted to stabilise the dunes.

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Peter Berg, 'Radiata pine - Multi-purpose plantations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Peter Berg, published 24 Nov 2008