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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1975) 20(1): 148–152
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Is Coast Redwood an answer to the Mangatu problem.

R. D. Burdon



Some special problems of erosion in the East Coast-Gisborne region have been tackled by afforestation. Pinus radiata has been the main species used, but despite its great short-term advantages it can hardly provide a long-term solution. Various characteristics of redwood make this species highly attractive in the long term. The outstanding disadvantage of redwood, namely, its notoriously slow and erratic start, might be overcome by using quicker-starting species as nurse crops which it could supersede
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