Official website of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

Information leaflets (2017)

  • Growing NZ Beech for timber
    New Zealand has five native beech species, commonly known as red, black, silver, mountain and hard beech, each with a different natural geographic distribution. Of the five, red beech (Fusca fuscospora)…
  • Growing totara for timber
    Totara (Podocarpus totara) is one of New Zealand’s most easily grown native species. It has an extensive natural range and tolerates a wide variety of sites. It readily regenerates from…
  • Low risk species for South Island high country
    Potential high country introduced plantation/shelterbelt species with a low spread risk. Species Deciduous Conifer/ hardwood Size * Fast/ slow growing Primary shelter** Wind tolerant Dry soil tolerant Good/ Moist soils…


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