Story: Exotic forestry

Nursery experiments (1st of 2)

Nursery experiments

Nurseries like this one at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, were established in the 1890s to experiment with germination and transplanting techniques. These beds are being prepared and rolled before seed planting, in 1905.

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Reference: Henry J. Matthews, Tree-culture in New Zealand. Wellington: Government Printer, 1905, plate 3

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Research and education – to the 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16534/nursery-experiments (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008