Story: Forestry research

Logging native forest

Logging native forest

Men prepare to haul a huge kauri log out of the forest in Northland in the early 1900s. In the 19th and early 20th centuries vast areas of native forest were logged to provide timber for export and local use. By the 1920s, concerns about the diminishing resource prompted the Forest Service to research native forest growth and regeneration.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Photograph by Northwood Brothers

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Researching native forests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008