This block of 168ha (415 acres) was part-planted by the Barr family between 1961 and 1972. Neil Barr was generally regarded as the father of farm forestry in New Zealand and here he planted Radiata Pine, Macrocarpa, Kowhai, Sydney Blue Gum and Southern Mahogany among other tree species.
Araparera also holds original stands of native trees with some excellent specimens of Rimu, Nikau, Totara and Puriri. These natives are protected within the pine plantation. As are the two Maori Pa areas, designated historical sites.
Pinepac has carried out an intensive silviculture programme and replanted GF17 and GF19 Radiata Pine at Araparera. Approximately three-quarters of this block is now planted in this sustainable resource.