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Branch member videos

  • Les Carr, Mangamuka, Far North branch
    Les Carr describes some of the successes and pitfalls involved with forestry in his mixed drystock and 90-hectare forestry operation near Mangamuka, Northland, including a joint venture with members of…
  • Brian Simms, Kaitaia, Far North branch
    Brian Simms' farm near Kaitaia in Northland combines grazing with high value trees. Tree species planted include radiata pine, blackwood and silky oak (Grevillea robusta). Brian plants for erosion control…
  • Doug Lane, Paitu, Kaeo, Far North branch
    On this award-winning property plantings are for timber, aesthetics and to create a pleasant working environment. Trees planted on land that was marginal for stock have made stock management much…

Articles and reports

Treegrower articles

  • Good stewardship of land, water and trees
    Brian Simms, February 2011
    My parents bought half of the present farm area in 1955 for the princely sum of £2,000. This land comprised a couple of hectares of rough grass, a few hectares…
  • Far North field day Re-conceptualising weedy scrub
    Dean Satchell and Doug Lane, August 2009
    This ex-dairy and drystock property was purchased by Paul and Katarina Quinlan in 1996 and had already been occupied as a lifestyle block for 16 years. Being mostly rolling contour, a…

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