Our huge debt to Neil Barr

Sutton, Wink
August 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p18
The article talks about the personality of Neil Barr, founder of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA). He was a regular attendee and contributor at symposiums and meetings of the Forest Research Institute. Neil was said to be a great observer and always willing to try and share new ideas. If Barr thought that someone in a high position was trying to pull rank when making what he regarded as a nonsensical, unfounded or impractical statement, he would have no hesitation in saying so. In his opinion, individuals should not reject other tree species solely on economic grounds.


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