Story: Trees in the rural landscape

Macrocarpa shelter

Macrocarpa shelter

Macrocarpa trees have been part of the farm landscape since the 1860s. They are fast-growing, tough trees, which can withstand strong, salt-laden winds. Stock can shelter under their spreading branches when conditions are very hot or very cold. This stand of macrocarpa trees is on the Otago Peninsula.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Trees in the rural landscape - Macrocarpa and other conifers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 February 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008