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Branch member videos

  • Les Carr, Mangamuka, Northland 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, Northland 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, Kaeo, Northland 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…
  • Peter and Nikki Davies-Colley, Titoki, Northland branch
    On this 300-hectare sheep, cattle and forestry property, a whole-farm approach is taken - trees are only planted on land too steep or difficult to cultivate. Poplars are planted to…
  • John and Christine Pedersen, Parakao, Northland branch
    The Pedersens have integrated livestock, woodlot and timber-line plantings; trees have been planted on the steepest, driest parts of farm. Main species are radiata pine and eucalypts. Trees have resulted…
  • Peter and Pam Kelly, Dargaville, Northland branch
    This 300-hectare exposed dry coastal sand country is used for intensive beef production.40 ha of the worst land is in production forestry; 4-5 ha in shelter and amenity plantings have…

Articles and reports

  • 2018 North Island farm forester of the year field day - Dean Satchell
    Vertically Integrated Forest Operation - Horowai Trust, Purerua Peninsula, Kerikeri High value forest 150 ha, aiming for good quality timber for high end use and a good return Diverse products, harvest thinnings,…
  • Field day - Doug and Janet Bogardus' farm and Northland Kauri
    5 June 2019. Peter Davies-Colley introduced Doug and Janet at their house while it poured down outside. They built their mud brick and timber house themselves, with some beautiful Lawson…
  • Field day - John Dawns, Titoki
    November 23rd, 2019. John Dawn has a “small” 44 hectare private investment forest near Titoki, west of Whangarei. After coming back to New Zealand from overseas in ‘94 John decided he…
  • Field day - Killens farm, Kaikohe
    14 March 2020. Ross Killen hosted this field day with his father Bruce and Ross's brother in law Shane Tobin. The farm is 300 hectares and running sheep an beef, with mixed-age…

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