Story: Forestry research

Possum damage

Possum damage

The bark of this pine tree has been stripped by possums. Animal pests such as possums, rats and goats can cause serious damage to forests, and control methods are an important area of research.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Combating threats to forests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17062/possum-damage (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008