A farm forester's arboretum

Cairns, Eric; Sargent, Tony
February 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p32
The article features the arboretum of Tony Sargent which is administered by the trustees appointed by the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA). It was set up in 1989 but exotic plantings of various eucalyptus and blackwood dating back to 1978 can be found there as well as substantial plantings after the spring of 1995. Many tree species struggle to survive due to the climate as well as deer and possum damage that some NZFFA members do not favor investing in this work. However, after 10 years, a few species have established themselves and valuable lessons on planting species.


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