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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2011

  • Hidden gems of the south
    Murray Harris
    This is an overview of the people, the geography and production capabilities of the area south of Dunedin to west Otago and inland to central Otgao. The colonising movement in…
  • The forestry scene in Otago
    Mid Otago branch
    Otago has a rich forestry history, dating back 160 years. As early as 1849 a water-powered mill was operating on the Leith Stream to provide timber for the newly established…
  • South Otago Branch President A bit more than a farm forester
    Ken Jones
    If you stop making a profit in any venture you undertake, you should make changes to arrest the decline or you should get out of the venture. This is one…
  • Skilbister forest farm
    Graeme and Joy Flett
    Skilbister, named after the Orkney Island farm where the family originate, was taken up by Henry Flett in 1877. The farm was expanded by Henry and son Robert to become…
  • Calder Stewart Industries forestry
    Bruce Stewart
    The forestry division of construction and development company Calder Stewart Industries is the largest private forest owner in the Otago region. As company co-founder I was keenly interested in farm…
  • Nothing fancy, nothing wasted
    Neil Cullen
    Ron and Carol Alderton, along with sons Bruce and David and his partner Paula, were the Supreme winners of the Ballance Environment Awards for Otago for 2010. The family were…
  • Good stewardship of land, water and trees
    Brian Simms
    My parents bought half of the present farm area in 1955 for the princely sum of £2,000. This land comprised a couple of hectares of rough grass, a few hectares…
  • Timber recovery and economics of short-rotation small-diameter eucalypt forestry
    Dean Satchell & James Turner
    The high value and the diversity of end uses for eucalypt hardwood timber are increasingly being recognised. However, the downside is that eucalypts are considered problematic to mill. A new…
  • Can we save old growth forests?
    Wink Sutton
    A recurring objective of the world wide environmental movement is the demand to save old growth forests. While there is no doubt that mature natural forests are impressive, is it…
  • Dryland Forest Initiative Field day in Marlborough
    Paul Millen
    In September last year a group of about 40 gathered at Andrew and Ngaire Lawson’s property. They were all keen to look around the Dryland Forests Initiative’s trials planted a…
  • New pine varieties help increase plantation profitability
    Michael Carson and Susan Carson
    Forest and woodlot growers in New Zealand and Australia are beginning to experience a quiet revolution with the availability of supplies of highly improved clonal varieties of radiata pine. Cloning…
  • Will it be possible to get registered in time?
    Stuart Orme
    Emission returns Emission returns are currently being received up to 31 March 2011 for credits sequestered for 2008 to 2010. Remember that when doing the return the legislation requires that…
  • Silverwood
    Derrick Rooney
    A four hectare experimental area alongside the road frontage of Silverwood farm, on Leaches Road near Hororata, provides the Central Canterbury branch of the NZFFA with a valuable opportunity. We…
  • The house of a hundred timbers
    Nora Flight
    Walking through our house with Bevan is like walking through a three dimensional story book. I realised as I researched for this article that every piece of wood triggers a…
  • President's Comment
    John Dermer
    Welcome to 2011, the International Year of Forests If feral weather is an indicator of global warming then there has to be no doubt left that we are in a…

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