Story: Trees in the rural landscape

Macrocarpa plantation (1st of 2)

Macrocarpa plantation

Small woodlots of macrocarpa have been established on farms throughout the country and if well pruned, healthy trees yield strong, durable timber. Macrocarpa can be used for many purposes around a farm such as exterior joinery, weatherboards, gates and fence posts, and is in demand for making furniture, interior panels, flooring and framings. These 11-year-old trees are in a plantation in Balclutha, Otago.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Trees in the rural landscape - Macrocarpa and other conifers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 February 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008