Shelter Belt Species

Date: 29th July 2022

Pines are often used as shelter belts for privacy, to block prevailing winds and shelter animals in paddocks.

They have been a popular choice because they grow large and fast but as we now know, these pines have a detrimental impact on our unique alpine environment and there are other better choices available.

Thankfully, QLDC rules have been in place for many years now preventing the planting of wilding species trees.

In this reel, we’ve created a list of hardy natives that create screening and shelter and can grow tall and surprisingly fast. We drew inspiration from Peace Park on the Frankton lakefront and had input from the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust.

Peace Park is a great representation of a native shelter belt that is maturing.

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