Kōrero: Exotic forestry

Kāingaroa plains, 1890

Kāingaroa plains, 1890

This watercolour of the Kāingaroa plains near Waiotapu, in the central North Island, shows how the area looked before large-scale forest planting. Little apart from grass and scrub grew in the inhospitable climate, and the sparse vegetation made it relatively easy to establish forest plantations.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-394-f-028-1

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - The first planting boom, 1925–1935', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/16530/kaingaroa-plains-1890 (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Michael Roche, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008