The benefits to New Zealand of boron salt treatment of Pinus radiata
D J Cross
The historical reasons for New Zealand adopting boric salt diffusion of Pinus radiata are summarised, and present day processes and their associated costs are given. The biological hazards of using Pinus radiata untreated are then argued, using endemic fungal and insect species as examples, as well as a discussion of the risks from species that may yet be accidentally introduced into the country.
Keywords: BENEFITS; BORON; COSTS; FUNGI; INSECTS; NEW ZEALAND; PINUS RADIATA; SPECIFICATION; TIMBER PRESERVATION COUNCIL