Episode 2 of Forest Call looks at falcons and kaka, two quite different examples of endangered bird species in our plantation forests. And Don Carson talks to Scion’s fire research team in Christchurch who are bracing for the predicted increase in extreme fires, such as Port Hills in 2017.
Growing the forest story: Forest Call
Forestry has come out of the shadows into the spotlight. Our industry is undoubtedly New Zealand’s main weapon against climate change by locking up vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We export more than $6 billion worth of forest products a year. And we need to get better at preventing debris going down rivers in floods.
Telling our story on television is overdue.
So, broadcaster Don Carson takes us through what forestry is all about.