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January, 2015

 Growing Confidence in Forestry's Future (GCFF) Research Programme: Wind, snakes and forest production in South America

John Moore reports on a wind impact conference and provides his observations of intensive plantation management in South America.

The effect of extreme wind events on plantation productivity is an increasing concern in New Zealand and across the globe. John Moore is an international expert in assessing the factors that reduce the risks of wind damage, and was recently invited to present a keynote address to the International Union of Forest Research Organisation’s Wind and Trees International Conference in Brazil. For more information on windthrow risk in New Zealand, contact John at

While in South America John also took the opportunity to visit the estates of two forestry companies, and noted significant differences in the scale of operations and intensity of management practices, but similar levels of commitment to research and worker safety – which is complicated by the very different wildlife present in South America.

Announcement date: January 2015


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