Newsletter 94, September 2016
New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
P.O. Box 10349
|September 2016 No. 94|
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Biomass as energy
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The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards are delighted to announce that 'Stage One Entries' are now open!
The NZ Farm Forestry Association is sponsoring the NZ SPECIALTY TIMBER AWARD: The use of specialty timber in a manner that best highlights its unique characteristics. This category is open to entries from across the spectrum of NZ grown timber usage from furniture to buildings, facilities to objets d’art.
Christchurch, Tuesday 27th September 2016
You are invited to a field demonstration of the Robotic Tree-to-Tree Felling Machine that has been developed as part of the PGP Steep Land Harvesting Programme.
RSVP close Wednesday, 21st September 2016. More details here >>
Where: East Pier, 50 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
We are now approaching the second anniversary of the Forest Grower Levy funded research programme. The programme aims to increase forest profitability, reduce risk and ensure the industry’s licence to operate is protected.
The second Forest Growers Research Conference will report back on the results from these research programmes and how these results can be applied by forest owners, large and small, to achieve these ends.
Learn about the research programmes being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:
Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.
Registrations Close Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Conference Agenda and Registration - click here
Field Trip Agenda and Registration - click here
Research Awards Dinner is Wednesday evening
Tuesday 11 October 2016
The development of the forest phenotyping platform is one of the core elements of the Growing Confidence in Forestry's Future programme and provides the information resource that forest managers, researchers and tree breeders can use to understand how the interaction of genetics, environment and management affect productivity and wood quality. Remote sensing research has enabled individual trees to be delineated from LiDAR images. This will be extended by including attributes about these individual trees, such as genetic origin, site characteristics and management history. With advances in sensor technology and computing power, very large numbers of trees can be assessed in order to better understand the drivers of productivity and wood quality. More >>