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New Zealand Tree Grower, August 2006

  • New best practice health and safety guidelines (Access: unrestricted)
    Dave Gratton
    The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 promotes the management of health and safety issues in industry. The Act requires principals and self employed people who control places of…
  • Furniture from blackwood (Access: unrestricted)
    Graeme and Betty Benjamin
    Customers visiting the Everwood Furniture showroom in Mount Maunganui love furniture made from blackwood timber according to Graeme Benjamin. Graeme and his wife Betty have owned Everwood Furniture for a…
  • Blackwood – An overview (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Brown
    I think it is fair to say that blackwood, Acacia melanoxylon, has had a mixed press among tree growers. Since it was promoted as a species worth special attention by…
  • Milling and grading New Zealand grown blackwood (Access: unrestricted)
    Mike Esson
    Blackwood is a much sought after timber, especially by cabinet makers because of it rich dark colour and fine finish. Blackwood is a species that brings people to our yard…
  • Blackwood – the Westland experience (Access: unrestricted)
    Ross Jackson
    Plantings of blackwood have been made in Westland since the mid 1960s. Initially they were undertaken as trial, enrichment or amenity plantings, much of which were carried out by FRI.…
  • Blackwoods and the nurse (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Brown
    Trees as people One of the risks in growing trees is a tendency to attribute human characteristics to them. This is the case when we employ the term nurse to…
  • Toppling – advice and insights (Access: unrestricted)
    Author not published
    Toppling is when young trees begin to lean, due to poor root anchorage. It usually occurs when the trees are two or three years old. It can be a problem…


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