Productive NZ farmlands disappearing under a sea of Pine trees!

How is it possible that thousands of Hectares of prime productive rural land in NZ is being sold to foreign companies and permanently planted in pine trees – a mono culture that destroys ecosystems and biodiversity acidifies waterways and ruins soil?

The Govt has changed OIC Overseas Investment Commission rules to encourage this and plans to quadruple Carbon Credit prices with the ETS which will escalate this problem…….

INFORMATION FROM DR JOCK ALLISON – Invermay Scientist on Carbon Emissions

Re the carbon cycle information on the web-site, the NIWA “Carbon Neutrality” paper attached, basically says that if NZ native bush etc is included – it removes an additional 70, gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent from the atmosphere. (Note that this is not including grassland shrublands either). I have communicated with both the senior authors who … Read more