Radiata pine plantations - a band-aid to nowhere

By Di Lucas ONZM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Climate change policies, the Billion Tree initiative and recent news promote the establishment of extensive pine plantations to benefit Aotearoa New Zealand’s climate change response by sinking carbon. Others have questioned the benefit of short-rotation plantation pines compared to natural regeneration of native forests. Whilst afforestation has an important role in New Zealand’s climate change response, we need to be clear about future implications.


Posted on 11/09/2019 by Di Lucas |