Kyle and Madelein Brennan, Reporoa, Taupo branch
90-hectare rolling dairy farm on pumice country milking 230 friesian cows. Natives and other amenity trees are planted in wet gullies and riparian zones. Steeper sidlings are planted with high-value alternative species including redwoods and blackwoods. Shade trees are also important - oaks and London plane are replacing poplars. Shelter systems use flax and cabbage trees. Other benefits discussed are succession planning and diversifying farm income.
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