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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1980) 25(2): 199–216
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Kauri forestry in New Zealand: a protagonists' view.

I. L. Barton and G. P. Horgan

Over the next decade the virtual cessation of timber extraction from virgin kauri forests is inevitable. If New Zealanders wish to use kauri timber in the future it will have to be taken from intensively managed regenerating stands designated for timber production, and from artificially established stands, probably in mixtures with suitable exotics, which will act as nurse crops and perhaps yield an intermediate crop.
This paper explores the various ways in which this might be done, reports on some recent and current experimental work in this field, and discusses a possible economic approach to kauri management.

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