Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

History of forest health research in New Zealand.

Abstract

In summary, forest health research has been carried out in New Zealand for over a century. The first group formed to undertake this work was established well before most readers of this review, including the authors, were born. The research effort has been influenced by a number of factors - visionary and dedicated people, circumstances (including changes in funding sources, policy and biological invasions), industry requirements and trade patterns - but its intent has not changed in the slightest. To this day, research is carried out to help to protect New Zealand's trees and forests from biotic threats.