New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1972) 17(1): 108–111
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry
The protective role of Cupressus macrocarpa in coastal plantings at Woodhill Forest
Trials with Cupressus macrocarpa, Pinus pinaster, P. muricata, and P. radiata have shown C. macrocarpa to be the most suitable for use as a coastal shelterbelt species at Woodhill Forest, north Auckland.
Provision of shelter will extend the productive stands of P. radiata to within 100 to 260 m of the foredune top, as compared with some 500 m if shelter is not provided.
It is estimated that the use of a two-row C. macrocarpa shelterbelt will increase the productive area at Woodhill by at least 800 ha which, in total, will yield an additional 10,000 to 12,000 m3 of timber a year.