Environmental society want natives in planting plan

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

There are urgent calls for a detailed implementation plan before the new government starts planting a billion trees over the next 10 years. The chief executive of the Environmental Defence Society Gary Taylor says natives should be a major part of the billion tree plan.

On National Radio late last week Kathryn Ryan spoke to Gary Taylor and Professor Euan Mason from University of Canterbury's School of Forestry. Mason has done research looking at what forestry can do to help New Zealand meet its emission targets. His team has been analysing the benefits of planting radiata pine on erosion prone land.

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Source: Radio NZ

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