Plantation forestry harvesting near Tokoroa , New Zealand

Plantation forestry harvesting near Tokoroa , New Zealand

Forests are being harvested near Tokoroa, New Zealand, which has been described as the hub of New Zealand's forestry industry. The large tan areas are cleared forests. According to an Earth Observatory reader, the land use pattern that looks like tan beads on a string are clearings used to stock timber before it is sent to pulp and paper mills about 4 km south of Tokoroa. The light green areas around the town are dairy farms.

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  • Data Date:

    April 9, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 16, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Space Shuttle - Medium Format Camera
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration