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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2010) 54(4): 44–45
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Book Review
Timber cruising and other forestry stories

Denis Harris

For almost 70 years the NZ Forest Service went about its business supporting a rapidly growing forest industry in New Zealand. Over the same period the transformation of the industry was immense; strongly founded at the outset in the country’s natural forests, in less than one lifetime the entire industry shifted its reliance from a menagerie of fine temperate hardwood and softwood (mostly podocarps) species to almost complete reliance on only 1-2 introduced species grown in often vast plantations.
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