The Taitua Arboretum and some historical background

Levett, Allan
August 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p16
The article presents information on the Taitua Arboretum in New Zealand. It is said to be the only arboretum in the country to combine a sophisticated collection of 1500 international species and a farm forestry plantation. Among the many features at Taitua are the pasture land with grazing cattle and ponds, the planting of single species in small circular coupes and curves, and the personal selection of favorite species by John and Bunny Mortimer, who established the arboretum and were active in the Waikato branch committee of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association.


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