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New Zealand Tree Grower, August 2009

  • The importance of experience
    Wink Sutton
    Peter Koch was a most productive forest products scientist. His publications include a series on the southern pines and lodgepole pine – known as contorta pine in New Zealand. Although a…
  • Forestry in the hill country: Sustainability and survival
    Viviennne McLean
    Dugald and Mandy Rutherford have farmed their home block Melrose since 1975. The 3,477 ha property lies 20km inland from Hawarden, North Canterbury, and ranges from moderate to hard hill…
  • How does Douglas fir compare with radiata pine in framing timber?
    Mick Hedley, Dave Page, Jackie van der Waals
    Douglas fir, which comprises around six per cent of the New Zealand exotic timber plantation, has been used as untreated framing timber for over 70 years. Historically, there were no…
  • Gullies supply most sediment to major East Coast river systems
    Mike Marden
    It has long been suspected that gullies have been, and continue to be, the major source of sediment in each of the three major East Coast river systems − Waipaoa,…
  • Tree growing in Australia
    John Woodley
    This is a brief overview by John Woodley, formerly of Motueka, of his tree growing experiences in Australia. In 1987 I moved to Victoria with my family to join an…
  • The rules applying to deforestation exemptions
    Allan Laurie
    I have received a number of calls from clients, particularly those owning land that contains trees planted pre-1990, anticipating or perhaps considering applying for a deforestation exemption. Below is a…
  • On forest culture
    Gary Blake
    J C Firth was a prominent Auckland and Matamata business man who, in 1874, presented a paper to the Auckland Institute on the state of New Zealand forestry. It provides…
  • Far North field day Re-conceptualising weedy scrub
    Dean Satchell and Doug Lane
    This ex-dairy and drystock property was purchased by Paul and Katarina Quinlan in 1996 and had already been occupied as a lifestyle block for 16 years. Being mostly rolling contour, a…
  • Letter to the editor - Afforestation Grant Scheme
    John Simmons
    Dear Sir, Afforestation Grant Scheme I would like to express my views as an Association member and frustration as an applicant on behalf of the Waikato Branch acting for a…
  • Super silviculture at Knapdale Eco Lodge
    Allan Levett
    The straight roads out of Gisborne finally led to broad curves as we entered Knapdale Eco Lodge grounds. There was a tethered goat on one side and a herd of…

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