Di Lucas ONZM

AuthorDi Lucas ONZM

Di Lucas ONZM is a landscape architect who established Lucas Associates 40 years ago to focus on sustainable farm and forest planning, management and design in Aotearoa NZ, working with landowners, iwi, public agencies and communities. Di's teams are currently providing Integrated Farm Plans for farmers, to show how they might transition to carbon-neutral scenarios.

Radiata pine plantations – a band aid to nowhere

Climate change policies, the Billion Tree initiative and recent news promote the establishment of extensive pine plantations to benefit Aotearoa New Zealand’s climate change response by sinking carbon. Others have questioned the benefit of short-rotation plantation pines compared to natural regeneration of native forests. Whilst afforestation has an important role in New Zealand’s climate change...

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