Transitioning exotic plantations to native forest

Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service commissioned a report on what is known about transitioning exotic forest plantations to native forest.

The report covers practical considerations of establishing native forest. It also explores important areas for further research, including:

  • how long it takes to transition a forest from exotic to native forest
  • how much native forest regeneration is needed for the forest to establish
  • the limits of native seed dispersal
  • the impacts of introduced herbivores like possums and deer.