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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2007

  • An update from California on coast redwood (Access: unrestricted)
    Bill Libby
    To quote one of our redwood foresters ‘Redwood remains the most valuable species in California. Redwood has unlimited markets for products. Once established, redwood plantations have low silvicultural costs throughout…
  • A love-hate relationship with redwood (Access: unrestricted)
    Wade Cornell
    I have a love-hate relationship with redwood in New Zealand. The meteoric rise of redwood in the past few years is unparalleled among alternative species. In 2001 there would have…
  • Dawn redwood (Access: unrestricted)
    Chris Eckroyd
    The dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, occurs naturally in China. It is only known in the wild or semi-wild state in one small valley in Hupeh Province, near the border of…
  • Harvesting and marketing some pruned redwood giants (Access: unrestricted)
    Jeff Tombleson
    In 1997 Forest Research (now Scion) harvested and marketed 26 giant redwood trees which were felled for various reasons including their close proximity to buildings. The trees had been planted…
  • The first introductions of American redwoods to New Zealand (Access: unrestricted)
    Lindsay Poole
    The mainstream of settlers to New Zealand following Maori were so numerous that extensive inroads were soon made into the fine native timber tree stands that grew scattered throughout the…
  • The New Zealand Redwood Company (Access: unrestricted)
    Jim Rydelius
    With as much enthusiasm as ever, The New Zealand Redwood Company is continuing to establish redwood forests on its properties, with the current total area of established redwoods almost 1,100…
  • Redwood markets in California (Access: unrestricted)
    Janet Webb
    The market for redwood timber has continued to change over the last several years as available supply and consumer demand shift.  With ever increasing regulatory constraints being placed on timber…
  • Redwood research: The way ahead (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Nicholas, Paul Silcock and Luigi Gea
    The recent resurgence of interest in redwoods largely stem from the opportunity to market New Zealand in the re-growth Californian redwood market. The Californian market has changed over the last…
  • Redwood in California: An overview of silvicultural systems (Access: unrestricted)
    John-Pascal Berrill and Kevin L O’Hara
    Coast redwood is among the most unique of the world’s commercial conifers. Its natural range is confined to a relatively narrow fog belt along California’s coast. What really separates this…
  • Coast redwood silviculture in New Zealand (Access: unrestricted)
    Mark Dean
    Californian coastal redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, has proved to grow well in New Zealand when correct siting and establishment practices are attended to. On good quality sites – warm, sheltered and with…
  • Redwoods – an overview (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Brown
    Anyone who has spent time in the Long Mile Redwood Grove at Rotorua, or among the great cathedrals of redwood trees in California, will have felt the magic of a…
  • Rotorua redwoods (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Nicholas
    Whakarewarewa Forest was first planted in 1899, when there were 170 tree species planted as one of the first large experimental forests to help guide the afforestation of New Zealand.…


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