Kōrero: Exotic forestry

Putaruru Forests Ltd advertisement

Putaruru Forests Ltd advertisement

In the 1920s around two dozen companies planted forests and sold bonds to investors. This advertisement for Putaruru Forests Ltd appeals to those wanting to save for their old age. The accompanying picture suggests that money actually does grow on trees.

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Reference: Smith-Wylie Journal. 20 November 1921

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - The first planting boom, 1925–1935', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/16529/putaruru-forests-ltd-advertisement (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008