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Information leaflets

Establishing native hardwood trees for timber

 

Treegrower articles

GIS and indigenous forest management

Black beech management

Continuous cover forestry – an introduction

The new look Indigenous Forest Section

Information sources on native tree species

Continuous cover forestry: Management practice

Totara – Northland’s farm forests of the future

Weeds in indigenous forests

Continuous Cover Forestry: A Handbook for the Management of New Zealand Forests by Ian Barton
 


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Other sources of information

Title 

Author/source Date 

Summary of contents and
key words 

Available from 

Free
or
priced 

 

Link to
full
citation 

Bush Vitality Assessment 

Helmut Janssen 

A visual assessment kit for native bush, especially small remnant areas. Also has information on establishing new forest, the use of exotics, and erosion control. 

Booksellers inc. Manaaki Whenua Publishing 

Priced 

** 

Janssen (2006) 

Expanding economic viability for sustainably managed indigenous beech forests 

R.H. Donnelly 

University of Canterbury 

Comprehensive report focusing on markets and the market potential for indigenous beech. SFF project 05/048, co-funded by University of Canterbury, NZFFA, Maori Trustee. 

http://maxa.maf.govt.nz/sff/
about-projects/search/05-048/
expanding-economic-viability.pdf 

Free 

Donnelly (2011) 

Indigenous forestry: Sustainable Management 

Ministry of Forestry/NZFFA 

Handbook, general guide to principles and practice of indigenous forestry; focus on management of existing forest. Covers all aspects (but now being superceded by Tane’s Tree Trust publications). 

NZFFA 

Priced 

NZ Ministry of Forestry and NZ Farm Forestry Association (1998) 

Farming with Native Trees: A guide for farmers from Northland to Waikato. 

NZ Indigenous Tree Bulletin No. 5 

Mike Dodd and Helen Ritchie (eds) 

Practical advice plus a range of case studies from the northern North Island but relevant to other areas. 

Scion or Tane’s Tree Trust 

Download>>

Hard copy priced 

*** 

Dodd and Ritchie (2007) 

Kauri: ecology, establishment, growth and management. 

NZ Indigenous Tree Bulletin No. 2 

David Bergin and Greg Steward 

Accessible, practical information produced in full colour. Best current information on all aspects of growing and utilising kauri. 

Scion or Tane’s Tree Trust 

Download>>

Hard copy priced 

** 

Bergin and Steward (2004) 

Native forest restoration: A practical guide for landowners 

Tim Porteous 

QE II National Trust 1993 

Very useful practical handbook. Mostly covers environmental restoration but much detail on propagation, site preparation, planting and maintenance. 

QE II Trust. (May be out of print) 

Priced 

*** 

Porteous (1993) 

Native Trees: Planting and early management for wood production, 

NZ Indigenous Tree Bulletin No. 3 

David Bergin and Luis Gea 

Accessible, practical information produced in full colour. Best current information on all aspects of growing and utilising most important native species. 

Scion or Tane’s Tree Trust 

Hard copy priced 

*** 

Bergin and Gea (2005) 

New Zealand’s Native Trees 

John Dawson and Rob Lucas 2011 

Award-winning book: comprehensive coverage and botanical photos of all NZ’s native species. 

Booksellers 

Priced 

** 

Dawson and Lucas (2012) 

Plant Materials Handbook for Soil Conservation, 

Vol. 3: Native Plants 

Soil Conservation Centre, Aokautere 

Using native plants for soil conservation. 

Booksellers 

Priced 

** 

Hathaway R.L (1986) 

Pohutukawa: ecology, establishment, growth and management, 

NZ Indigenous Tree Bulletin No. 4 

David Bergin and Gordon Hosking 

Accessible, practical information produced in full colour. More on conservation / ecological values than other bulletins in this series but does have details of timber use, growth and forestry potential. 

Scion or Tane’s Tree Trust 

Download>>

Hard copy priced 

Bergin and Hosking (2006) 

Sherry river native plant establishment: ‘Best bet’ guidelines. 

Nick Ledgard and David Henley, 2009 

A practical, well-illustrated 8-page guide designed specifically for inland northern South Island – but basic principles would apply to most sites. 

Scion, PO Box 29237, Fendalton, Christchurch: 

Hard copy free 

** 

 

Planting and Managing Native Trees: Tane’s Tree Trust Technical Handbook 

Tane’s Tree Trust 

Comprehensive set of full-colour notes covering various aspects of indigenous forestry. Focus on establishment of new plantations. Regularly updated and added to. 

Tane’s Tree Trust 

Free to members 

*** 

Tanes Tree Trust (2011) 

The Native Trees of New Zealand 

JT Salmon 

Botanical emphasis 

Booksellers 

Priced 

J. T. Salmon (1986) 

The New Zealand Beeches: Ecology, utilisation and management 

John Wardle, NZ Forest Service 

Slightly out of date on management aspects but excellent for ecology of the beeches. 

Booksellers 

Priced 

** 

Wardle (1984) 

The New Zealand beeches: establishment, growth and management, 

NZ Indigenous Tree Bulletin No. 6 

Mark Smale, David Bergin and Greg Steward 

Full colour handbook covering all NZ’s beech species. Incudes management of natural stands and some information on establishing new plantations. Best available information on all aspects of growing and utilising the beech species. 

Scion or Tane’s Tree Trust 

(Should be available online from Scion soon). 

Hard copy priced 

** 

Smale, Bergin, and Steward (2012) 

Totara: establishment, growth and management NZ Indigenous Tree Bulletin No.1 

David Bergin 

Full colour handbook: practical advice on growing and managing totara in NZ. 

Scion or Tane’s Tree Trust 

Download>>

Hard copy priced 

*** 

Bergin (2003) 

Totara: Existing uses and market development opportunities for naturally regenerating totara timber 

Paul Quinlan/Northland Totara Working Group 

2011 

Comprehensive report with practical information about harvesting, processing and marketing totara. Northland focus but relevant elsewhere. SFF project (L10/145) 

Download>>

Hard copy priced? 

** 

Quinlan and Northland Totara Working Group (2011) 

Riccarton Bush: Putaringamotu 

Brian Molloy (ed) 

Detailed description of managing a bush block, including excellent ecological history of Canterbury. 

Available from the Riccarton House Trust www.riccartonhouse.co.nz/
merchandise/

Hard copy 

** 

Brian Molloy (1995) 

Standards and Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Indigenous Forests (3rd edition) 

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 

The framework for MAF (now MPI) sustainable forest management plans and permits 

MPI 

Free 

NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) (2007) 

Wardle’s Native Trees of New Zealand 

John Wardle 

A comprehensive and accessible guide with over 300 colour photographs. Each tree species is described and illustrated, and the botanical and ecological details are supplemented with information about their uses. 

Booksellers or the NZFFA 

Priced 

** 

Wardle and Platt (2011)

 


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