R.A. Soundy
1974 Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association  
THE AREA of New Zealand is 26 million hectares of which 8.3 million hectares is classed as good farming land, 500 000 ha as first-class cropping land, and 607 000 ha as productive exotic forest, about half State owned and half owned by private companies or local authorities. Recently the rate of exotic forest planting has accelerated and the area being planted has expanded to a degree that could be termed an arboreal population explosion. The forester and the farmer are now meeting face to face
more » ... and in some areas the meeting has become a confrontation. This paper outlines some of the economic and sociological Problems that have arisen and the opinions expressed herein, as distinct from the facts and figures, are my own and not necessarily those of any other person or organlization.
doi:10.33584/jnzg.1974.36.1393 fatcat:c75vshlysbfxjobbkdgnqt67bq