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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1969) 14(2): 205–209
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Conversion of Indigenous Forest to Exotic Species in Westland

F.G. Day

Land forms and soil types limit the range of sites suitable for exotic forestry in Westland; only steep, well-drained hill sites are planted. Current establishment practice requires careful planning and integration of roading, logging and land clearing activities. The direction of working within a forest is important if fire is to be used to best advantage for land clearing. Radiata pine is the most suitable exotic species for planting in Westland
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