Sustainable farm forestry on the Lee property

O'Dwyer, Malcolm
August 2005
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2005, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p8
This article focuses on the sustainable forestry practice of Benjamin Lee and his family in their farm in New Zealand. Ben's father Allan and mother Dorothy took over what used to be a Lands and Survey farm in 1963. The total area then was 156 hectares with only a few wilding pines growing on some of the 12 paddocks. Shelterbelts running north-south are predominantly eucalyptus under-planted with Himalayan cedar and oaks making a triple combination. The 1990s were a busy time for the Lee family because sheep and deer were replaced with dairy cows, and in 1996 the purchase of 31 hectares of neighbouring land for forest plantings.


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