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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