Sustainable forestry harvesting underway on Queenstown Hill
Sustainable forestry harvesting is underway on Queenstown
Some of New Zealand’s fastest maturing Douglas fir
trees grow on the hill, which is also a popular recreation
area for a wide range of activities.
In September QLDC
began a sustainable logging operation, which is due to
continue until the end of February.
Felling has begun
above Vancouver Drive and in the New Year selective logging
will be carried out on the front face of Queenstown Hill.
Trees are also going to be removed from above the Goldfield
Heights water tanks later in the year.
The area above
Goldfield Heights will be replanted with a strip of native
trees behind residential properties and non-wilding exotic
(redwoods Sequoia) behind the natives the following
Forestry contractors will take a break over
Christmas and New Year, with work due to recommence on 6
January, depending on the
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