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Case Study: Rutherfords blocks planted

Blocks planted at Melrose 1975 - 2009

1975
4 ha
Pinus radiata

1976
1 ha
D fir


0.5 ha
Eucalyptus delegatensis

1977
2 ha
P. radiata

1978
1 ha
P. radiata


1 ha
D fir

1981
2.5 ha
P. radiata


1.6 ha
D fir

1982
1.2 ha
P. radiata

1983
2 ha
P. radiata

1984
1 ha
P. nigra


1 ha
P. ponderosa/ P. radiata
Shelter planting

3 ha
P. radiata


1 ha
D fir

1985
7 ha
P. radiata
Agroforestry

1 ha
E. delegatensis


12 ha
P. nigra
Aerial seeded

3.5 ha
D fir

1986
2 ha
D fir


12 ha
P. radiata
Agroforestry
1987
12 ha
P. radiata
Agroforestry
1988
10 ha
P. radiata
Agroforestry

1 ha
C. macrocarpa

1989
1 ha
C. macrocarpa

1990
30 ha
P. radiata
Agroforestry/ joint venture

1 ha
C. macrocarpa

1991
10.6 ha
P. radiata
Agroforestry

1 ha
E. nitens

1992
7.5 ha
P. radiata

1993
12.5 ha
P. radiata


0.7 ha
Lawsons cypress


5 ha
D fir

1994
2.5 ha
D fir

1995
3 ha
P. radiata


1.5 ha
D fir

1996
5.4 ha
P. radiata

1997
2.4 ha
P. radiata

1998
5.2 ha
D fir

1999
3 ha
D fir

2000
2.2 ha
D fir

2001
2 ha
D fir


0.5 ha
P. radiata trial

2004
2 ha
D fir joint venture


1 ha
Shelterbelt ferndown and P. radiata plot

2005
2 ha
P. radiata and eucalypt trial
2008
10 ha
P. radiata
Rutherford children
2009
17 ha (to plant)
P. radiata
Rutherford children
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