Story: Trees in the rural landscape

Pine shelterbelt

Pine shelterbelt

Radiata pines grown close together and trimmed into hedges are excellent for sheltering stock from cold winds that can cause high losses, especially at lambing time. Radiata pines grow quickly and require little maintenance apart from pruning.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Trees in the rural landscape - Rural radiata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008