Title: Exotic Intruders

Author: Joan Druett

Publication details: Heinemann, 1983, Auckland

Digital publication kindly authorised by: Joan Druett

Part of: New Zealand Texts Collection

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Exotic Intruders

[Monterey pine and Monterey cyprus]

page 56
Monterey pine and Monterey cyprus.

Apart from growing the fruits and flowers of home, the early settlers widely cultivated the Monterey pine (Pinus radiata) and the Monterey cypress (macrocarpa), both for fuel and as windbreaks. These seeded freely, becoming thoroughly acclimatised, so that today they are common sight along country roads.