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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2018

  • A levy on log exports and the proposal to plant a billion trees?
    Wink Sutton
    The pre-election intentions on forestry of the New Zealand political parties were ably summarised by Hamish Levack on pages 12 to 15 of the August 2017 Tree Grower. All except…
  • President's Comment
    Neil Cullen
    As predicted in my column in November’s Tree Grower, the new government is taking a much more active role in the forest industry. They see a key role for forestry…
  • Logging day demonstration
    Julian Bateson
    On the last day of the conference was an extra field visit to Greenock Forest. This was a demonstration day about harvesting research work funded predominantly by the levy. Woody…
  • Radiata pine for the next generation
    Michael Watt and Harriet Palmer
    Finally, payday is approaching for many forest owners, as woodlots and forests planted in the 1990s reach harvest age. For growers planning to replant with radiata pine, and any new planters,…
  • If you plant trees during the next few years, will they be a profitable investment?
    Hamish Levack
    It is impossible to be sure, but many indications point to continued investment in forestry being well worthwhile. The first question to answer is − Will the profitability be affected…
  • Is it time for joint ventures?
    Howard Moore
    We accumulate stuff. We die. Often this is just a simple correlation. However, the fact is at some point we have to pass stuff on, and when that time comes…
  • Carbon insurance and the Emissions Trading Scheme
    Jo McIntonsh and Ollie Belton
    Is it time to take another look at your carbon and the Emissions Trading Scheme? In 2011, I was asked to speak to forest owners at the Carbon Forestry Conference.…
  • Goulters Gully field day
    Julian Bateson
    The 2017 conference hosted by Middle Districts had a range of good field days. The following pages have articles two more of these − the trip to Goulters Gully and…
  • Eastwoodhill arboretum
    Alex Davies
    Eastwoodhill is a property beyond Ngatapa, 37 km from Gisborne. This location is remote relative to most of New Zealand. In relation to the rest of the world it is…
  • Naturally durable timber posts performing well
    Paul Millen, Clemens Altaner and Harriet Palmer
    Since 2003, Marlborough-based Vineyard Timbers Ltd has been working to develop an industry based on home grown, naturally durable timber posts for use in vineyards. Between 2006 and 2009, around…
  • Challenges and opportunities for harvesting New Zealand’s farm forest blocks
    Kristopher Brown
    For the owner of a small-scale forest or woodlot who is preparing to harvest there are many points to consider. These can include financial returns, health and safety, environmental protection,…
  • Action Groups weekend 2017
    Julian Bateson
    Each year, roughly, time is set aside for the NZFFA action groups to have a weekend of field days in which radiata pine gets a very back seat. In general,…
  • Emissions Trading Scheme now ten years old
    Stuart Orme
    At the start of this year the Emissions Trading Scheme had been in existence for 10 years. Despite many comments that it has been a changing beast over that time,…
  • Real estate exemption - good news for forest owners
    Andrew McEwen
    Since November 2017 current and prospective forest owners have once again been able to use forestry professionals to help with the purchase or sale of forest land, forests, forestry rights…

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