Forestry is undoubtedly a massive industry in New Zealand and brings in up to 10 percent of the country's revenue. Indeed, the most common tree is the Monterey pine, and readers of this blog will come to understand how it became established in the 19th century. Over a quarter of the timber products are exported to Australia. Interesting articles cover deforestation and the opposition to native forest logging, which has led to protests in New Zealand. Conservation is now high on the agenda in the interests of biodiversity, retaining habitats, recreation, and heritage.