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Radiata Pine

Members of the NZ Farm Forestry Association have been growing cypress for many decades and have valuable experience to share. We recommend you join NZFFA and the Forest Investors Action Group, get involved with your local NZFFA branch, and visit some local growers to learn more about growing cypresses for timber.

Tree Grower articles

  • Measuring radiata pine and forecasting yields
    Dave Crawley, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2007. Measuring radiata pine and forecasting yields has become a highly specialised area and there is now an increasing array of software and tools…
  • Threats to radiata pine
    Nectria flute canker remains confined to the lower half of the South Island Dean Satchell, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2007. At the recent forest health workshop in Rotorua, Ensis held…
  • Plantation silviculture at the crossroads
    Euan Mason, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2007. What do you think of New Zealand? The classic question reputedly asked of so many visitors has provoked a variety of answers. John…
  • The Riverhead factor – a practical view of wood density
    Ross Bawden, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2007. I grew up in Riverhead – at that time a small country area on the outskirts of Auckland. It had several claims to…
  • Initial spacing in radiata pine
    Wink Sutton, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2007. Recent silvicultural improvements, such as seed source – almost all seed now comes from seed orchards – nursery practice, tree handling, planting methods,…
  • Tools for pruning radiata pine
    Chris Meads – Levin Sawmakers, New Zealand Tree Grower August 2005. If you have decided to prune, then use the right pruning equipment. The two most common methods of pruning are…
  • No. 02 Choosing radiata pine tree stocks
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 2 (2005). Introduction Most forest nurserymen offer a range of different tree stocks for sale, with some quite large price differentials between them, reflecting the cost…

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Blogs

  • How Should We Manage Our Radiata Pine?: Denis Hocking's blog, May 21, 2017
    At a couple of recent conferences we have had speakers urging higher stocking rates to increase total recoverable volume and returns from plantations. A recent paper by John Moore &…
  • Radiata pine wood quality: Denis Hocking's blog, June 20, 2014
    Radiata pine may be an easy and productive timber species for us to grow, but it has long been recognised that the timber does have a number of quality problems.…

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Headlines

  • Keeping an eye on the health of your foliage June 2015
    Scion seeks input from farm foresters around New Zealand to help in the fight against red needle cast and other foliar diseases. Red needle cast has posed a threat to…
  • Diverse Forests, Emerging Opportunities Issue 3 April 2015
    Issue 3, April 2015 A very successful start to the year This newsletter is the third in our series on Diverse Forests and the first for 2015. We have, however…
  • Growing confidence in forestry's future May 2014
    Scion Research Programme 2013 - 2019   Raising the profitability of commercial forestry investments is an imperative for the entire New Zealand forestry sector and also vital to increasing economic…

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