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New Zealand Tree Grower, August 2021

  • President's Comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Graham West
    A lot has been happening since the March Wellington conference. The Council passed a motion for the Executive to progress the plan to address the rejuvenation of the organisation. The…
  • 22 year old untended Cypress shows promise (Access: unrestricted)
    Dean Satchell
    Cypress plantations have traditionally been pruned and thinned to produce the "holy grail" of appearance products, clearwood lumber. Surprisingly, there is general consensus on how to produce cypress clearwood -…
  • Watch out paropsis, Eadya is coming for you (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Toni Withers and Andrew Cridge
    In 2019, Scion gained Environmental Protection Agency approval in principle to release the new biological control agent Eadya daenerys to control the invasive eucalyptus tortoise beetle paropsis. Eadya daenerys is…
  • Beef + Lamb New Zealand and trees on farms from a hill country farming perspective (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Angela McFetridge
    Hill country farmers are aware that they are part of a changing landscape which is seeing, hearing and feeling more expectation from society around food production, transparency, environmental sustainability and…
  • What you always wanted to know about the Emissions Trading Scheme but were afraid to ask (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Ollie Batelier-Belton and Mathilde Batelier-Belton
    This article is the first of a series about the Emissions Trading Scheme. Subsequent articles will look into specific themes related to the scheme such as harvesting obligations, averaging and…
  • Logs on trains instead of roads (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Alan Piper
    New Zealand’s peak ‘wall of wood’ is expected to be reached during the next 15 to 20 years. Over that period KiwiRail wants to increase its valued role in keeping…
  • Progress on cypress - South Island field days a great success (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Rachel Rose
    Cypress species have the potential to become a major plantation timber in New Zealand, a muchneeded back-up to radiata and a valuable softwood for domestic and international markets. A great…
  • To prune or not to prune - That is the question (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Don Wallace
    About 15 years ago, my wife and I purchased a 50-hectare forestry block, most of which had been recently logged. We had the harvested area re-planted in radiata pine and…
  • Bigger than Ben-Hur - He Waka Eke Noa (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Howard Moore
    We are all in this together It is fun now-and-then to run the plot of a movie backwards in your mind. Ben-Hur is a bit complicated for that but Thelma…
  • Pilularis for beginners (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Howard Moore
    In the Tree Grower of February 2021 I reported that some of us had been working on species guides to help new growers understand which tree species would likely do…
  • Steam conditioning for air dried sawn eucalypts (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Bill Studd
    It is a shame that many people think of eucalypts as fit only for firewood. In fact, when sawn and dried carefully, eucalypt timber provides good structural capability and excellent…
  • Continuous cover forest harvesting in action (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Nick Ledgard
    Many readers will have visited Woodside and be familiar with the sustainable management and harvesting being practised in the beech forests. Woodside is the 120-hectare property of John and Rosalie…
  • Telling better forestry stories (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Michelle Harnett
    ‘I don’t like radiata’ – A King Country farmer who wants to plant more trees. ‘I do not want any trees on my farm’ − a South Island farmer. ‘Farmers…
  • The Climate Change Commission’s forestry recommendations: Unlikely to be fully implemented (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Hamish Levack
    The Climate Change Commission was formed in 2019 to help set the country’s climate targets as required by the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act. From the outset it…
  • Environmental policy and landscape transformation (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Simon Upton
    Imagine if communities worked together to tackle multiple environmental issues at once, using science, matauranga and grassroots local knowledge to choose the best option for their place. The Parliamentary Commissioner…
  • Farming carbon plus: North Canterbury Branch visits the property of the 2021 Husqvarna Farm Forester of the Year (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Grant Hunter
    When visiting the property of a Husqvarna Farm Forester of the Year award winner you will experience top line farm forestry operations, making you a winner as well, whatever their…
  • The Specialty Wood Products research programme (Access: unrestricted)
    Marco Lausberg and Harriet Palmer
    The Specialty Wood Products research programme was established in 2015, marking the start of a seven-year partnership between Forest Growers Research, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, other research…


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