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NZFFA Information Leaflets (2005)

  • Choosing land for planting for profit
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 1 (2005). Many of the people interested in planting trees for profit are farmers who already own the land and wish to diversify their income or…
  • Choosing radiata pine tree stocks
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 2 (2005). Most forest nurserymen offer a range of different tree stocks for sale, with some quite large price differentials between them, reflecting the cost of…
  • Successful establishment of tree seedlings
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 3 (2005). Planting a tree seedling is easy – just dig a hole, place the roots in the hole and cover with soil. Successful establishment of…
  • Containerised trees - what time to plant
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 4 (2005). Over some 16 years we have advocated and promoted the planting of containerised trees over late spring and summer with outstanding success in survival…
  • Tree shelters - how good are they?
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 5 (2005). In recent years tree shelters have become part of the new landscape of Britain. They have polarised opinion. Their supporters regard them as the greatest…
  • Crown lightening to reduce the risk of tree topple
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 6 (2005). Juvenile instability or ‘toppling’, is the leaning of young trees (2 to 3 years old) due to failure of root anchorage. It is particularly likely…
  • Pruning
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 7 (2005). Although in NZ we normally think of pruning in terms of producing clearwood, there are a number of other reasons for pruning. Stability pruning Form…
  • Intermediate pruning the easy way
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 8 (2005). Our property is located between 360 and 450m altitude on the boundary of Egmont National Park in North Taranaki. It consists of a series of…
  • Pruning and pruned stand certification
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 9 (2005). New Zealand’s plantation resource is in the process of rapid change in size, quality and ownership. Prior to 1987, most of the high investment pruned…
  • The impacts of site, stand management, and genetics to achieve quality
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 10 (2005). Stands of radiata pine grown on farms usually involve small areas relative to the plantations established by larger forest companies and are often marketed individually,…
  • Getting back to basals
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 11 (2005). There are numerous measures and numbers associated with forestry, some more familiar to farm foresters than others. We hear a fair bit about site index…
  • Getting the most out of MARVL
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 12 (2005). How much is your forest worth? Look at the standing trees and estimate the amount of logs you can cut from them. Sounds simple, however…
  • Land tenure may appear simple - but beware the issues
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 13 (2005). Land tenure essentially means ownership or occupancy rights in respect of land. This tenure can take many forms from simple, such as outright ownership of…
  • Joint ventures have attractions - but beware the pitfalls
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 14 (2005). Like a lot of other legal phrases, ‘joint venture’ is a term which is used pretty loosely to describe a whole range of relationships. It…
  • Taxation of forestry
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 15 (2005). Over the past couple of decades, a number of different regimes have provided for the taxation of forestry ventures. The following provides an overview of…
  • Choosing a consultant
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 16 (2005). I have always been an advocate of hiring a consultant when the time comes to harvest and market your woodlot or forestry block. People often…
  • Growing cold-climate eucalypts for high quality timber
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 17 (2005). The eucalypts that grow in the cool moist montane forests of southeast Australia include a number of valuable timber species which will grow well in…
  • High quality timber eucalypts for warmer sites
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 18 (2005). While a number of eucalypts are adapted to growing in cool climates, the best timbers are generally produced by species favouring warm sites such as…
  • Growing Douglas fir
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 19 (2005) In this page: Attributes affecting objects of management Siting requirements Tree stocks Establishment Initial stocking Thinning Attributes affecting objects of management Douglas fir timber…
  • Australian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 20 (2005). From the first days of European colonisation the Australian blackwood has had a place among the world’s great decorative timbers. It’s natural range in Australia…
  • Growing cypresses for timber
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 21 (2005). There is no doubt about it, if you want to grow trees in New Zealand for maximum profit with least risk, its very difficult to…
  • Poplars and willows for drought fodder
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 22 (2005). In this page: Poplars Willows Poplars After the 1988-89 drought I decided to plant an area in poplars with the specific intention of using…
  • Form pruning deciduous hardwoods
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 23 (2005). How often have you been asked by someone “What should I plant on a plot of land where I want to grow trees for my…
  • Establishing native hardwood trees for timber
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 24 (2005). There is in New Zealand a constant demand for high quality wood products made from native species, including hardwoods, principally for joinery, furniture and the…
  • Trees - basic classification, growth and structure
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 25 (2005). In this page: Conifers and broadleaved trees Growth Conifers and broadleaved trees Botanists classify all trees, other than tree ferns, as either gymnosperms (= naked…
  • Growing Paulownia
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 26 (2005). Based on a Waikato Farm Forestry Association April 2010 fielday and Forest Research Institute Bulletin No. 231, Paulownia Handbook (2007). This leaflet Summarises 15 years…

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