The Kāingaroa State Forest was planted in the late 1920s and 1930s, largely through the labour of unemployed workers. By 1935 the forest had grown to a massive 46,878 hectares. These mature radiata pine trees, shown stretching in the distance in the 1970s, are a tiny fraction of the forest.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Dick Veitch
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