John and Rosalie Wardle covenanted 120ha of black beech forest on their Woodside Forest property near Oxford in 2008. John’s keen appreciation of New Zealand’s flora stems from a long involvement with native trees and sustainable forest management, this knowledge is now shared with readers in Wardle’s Native trees of New Zealand and their story.
This is a book of particular relevance to QEII covenantors. Ecological principles and processes are presented in every-day language and the characteristics of our tree species are described, building a picture of how our forests are structured and how they function. John describes the variety of products, from timber to medicines that have been used by both Maori and Pakeha. The book helps with plant identification, propagation, and acts as an ecological guide for active conservationists, from the novice to the experienced. Ian Platt’s beautiful photos, a number of them taken in QEII covenants, complement the text and provide further inspiration.
Limited numbers available through New Zealand Farm Forestry Association for $95.
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