Story: Radiata pine

Wind damaged pines

Wind damaged pines

Pine forests on the Canterbury Plains have been periodically flattened by gale-force winds. These mature radiata pines in Eyrewell forest were blown down on 1 August 1975, when nor-wester winds reached speeds of 170 kilometres per hour.

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Reference: AAQA 6395 M11997

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Peter Berg, 'Radiata pine - Multi-purpose plantations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Peter Berg, published 24 Nov 2008