Soft Pines bulletin published
Publication of The Soft Pines bulletin marks the completion of a 19 part series on introduced forest trees.
A series of FRI bulletins was proposed during the 1980s on the recognition, role, and seed source of introduced forest trees in New Zealand. It was aimed at people with an interest in this subject, such as foresters, farm foresters, nurserymen, and students. The first part was published in 1986 and a further 17 parts were produced over the following 14 years. A nineteenth part was proposed to cover the soft pines (Pinus strobus, P. monticola, P. lambertiana, P. ayacahuite, P. wallichiana and related species), and a start was made on compiling this in the late 1990s but it was not published. The original authors, Barbara Knowles and the late John Miller, left the organisation shortly afterwards. Elizabeth Miller later took over this project and refined the text but again circumstances conspired to prevent its completion. A further concentrated effort during 2016 has seen this project finally completed in 2016, 30 years after it was first devised. This is a valuable addition to a popular series of publications and also a major achievement for all those involved. The details of the bulletin are:
Miller, E. (2016). Introduced forest trees in New Zealand: Recognition, role, and seed source, part 19. The soft pines - Pinus strobus, P. monticola, P. lambertiana, P. ayacahuite, P. wallichiana and related species (FRI Bulletin No.124, part 19). Rotorua, New Zealand: Scion.
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