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  • Matters of 'the heart'
    Paul Quinlan, Northland Totara Working Group newsletter, August 2019
    Heartwood development in tōtara trees Tōtara heartwood is one of the most durable timbers in the world. However, this reputation was built on timber from old-growth forests with trees of…
  • Good Conversion from Bad Trees
    Northland Totara Working Group newsletter, August 2019
    Harvest tree selection and conversion rates for farm-tōtara trees. Recent harvests of farm-tōtara by the Tōtara Industry Pilot project (TIP), show that reasonable amounts of sawn timber can be recovered…
  • How Old Before You Can Harvest?
    Northland Totara Working Group newsletter, August 2019
    Ring counts of harvested tōtara trees reveal age Scion scientists have studied discs from farm-tōtara trees harvested as part of the Tōtara Industry Pilot (TIP) project. The median age of…
  • Harvesting & Continuous Cover Forestry
    Paul Quinlan, Harvesting & Continuous Cover Forestry: Northland Totara Working Group newsletter, August 2019
    Focus on what is left behind! Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Permits and Plans approved under the Forest Act, provide for the harvesting of podocarps like tōtara by selecting and extracting…

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