Redwoods - an overview

Brown, Ian
February 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p4
The article focuses on redwoods in New Zealand. Although redwoods fell from official favor in the nineteen twenties and forties due to the resulting inferior wood compared with those from California, farm foresters planted redwoods in their properties and proved that the tree can grow very well in New Zealand. The article also discusses the renewal of interest in redwoods, the 1997 debate between those supporting pine and those in support of redwoods orchestrated by Bill Libby of California, creation of a special interest group for redwoods and giant sequoia, clones from the Kuser collection, and the entry of the Soper Wheeler Company and establishment of the New Zealand Redwood Company.


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