Native conifers store carbon, reduce rainfall erosion and nurture the development of a rainforest understorey.
We reckon up to 200 million years of evolutionary adaptation is a fair track record of performance. Growing tropical native conifers like Queensland Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta) can address climate change, provide an alternative income stream for landowners, and reduce soil erosion and nutrient run-off to the Great Barrier Reef. To top it off they also produce fine timber. A win for all. Photography by Daryl Killin.