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New Zealand Tree Grower, August 2007

  • Organics and farm forestry - a natural synergy? (Access: unrestricted)
    Neil Cullen
    West of Hamilton, past the now closed Whatawhata research farm on the road to Raglan, is the Waitetuna Valley property of Mike Moss. We visited there on the fourth day…
  • Some 2007 thoughts on redwoods in New Zealand (Access: unrestricted)
    Bill Libby
    My wife Iris and I recently led a tour of American friends from Auckland to Milford Sound. Then I was hosted by a series of New Zealand redwood enthusiasts on…
  • Standing up for Douglas fir (Access: unrestricted)
    Andrew Karalus
    It seems as if it were only yesterday that a coalition of the willing formed the Forestry Industry Action Group to submit against the Building Industry Association leaky homes proposal…
  • Responding to moisture: How do Douglas fir and radiata compare? (Access: unrestricted)
    Andrew Karalus
    Three research projects undertaken for the Douglas fir Cooperative have set out to quantify the differences between Douglas fir and radiata pine in terms of the responses to moisture by…
  • Douglas fir – Grows well and reproduces well (Access: unrestricted)
    Nick Ledgard
    Over the last decade, southern New Zealand has seen more new land planting of Douglas fir than any other tree species – including radiata pine. The reason is because it…
  • Douglas fir – Southern gold (Access: unrestricted)
    Phil De La Mare and Matt Hitchings
    Ernslaw One has a planted forest area of 85,000 hectares, of which 13,000 hectares are planted in Douglas fir in Otago and Southland. There has always been a history of…
  • Obey the safety rules (Access: unrestricted)
    Dave Gratton
    Personal protective equipment (PPE) or, in the kiwi terminology, safety gear.  Whatever you call it, PPE is designed for only one purpose, and that is to protect you from harm.…
  • Shining example of the farm forestry model: John and Betty Greenslade (Access: unrestricted)
    Author not published
    Ashburton farmers John and Betty Greenslade are practising examples of what the farm forestry model is all about – trees wisely integrated into the New Zealand landscape for profit, amenity,…
  • Understanding the stability of Douglas fir timber (Access: unrestricted)
    Author not published
    Douglas fir has a history within the building industry as strong, stiff and stable timber, ideal for structural applications. Different interpretations of good stability can be given such as low…


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