MPI: No surprises with trees on farms

Wednesday 26 Jun 2019

One billion trees: Where are they being planted? - Radio New Zealand's Kathryn Ryan leads this interview to find out where the government is at with the scheme to plant one billion trees in ten years? It follows concerns prime pasture is being converted into lucrative forestry land. Kathryn talks to Head of MPI's forestry service Te Uru Rakau's Julie Collins.

In this extensive interview Collins presents statistical evidence that the farm-to-forest sales over the past 12 months should not raise alarm bells. She also outlines clearly the considerable thought that has gone into the planned programme and why it is so important for the trees to get in the ground.

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Source: Radio New Zealand

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