Throughout the country, but especially in Southland and the Bay of Plenty, cohorts of young gum trees are parading their bluish leaves across the hills. A century ago, these trees were considered the answer to our dwindling supplies of native timber, and in state plantations they far outnumbered radiata pines. But they suffered a reversal of fortune, and are only now making a modest comeback in our forests.
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