Farm foresters: We need diverse forests
Wednesday 29 Jul 2020RNZ - An interview by Maja Burry from RNZ's Rural News this week features Graham West, as spokesman for the NZ Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA). The Association's message is that New Zealand must diversify it's commercial tree growing business to reduce risks.
West says the biosecurity risks to commercial forest are such that we need to reduce risks by ensuring forests being established are across a range of species for new forests plantings. He adds that there is also a risk to our climate change planning if we were to lose radiata pine as our primary source to mitigate emissions.
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