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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2019

  • President's comment
    Neil Cullen
    The One Billion Tree Programme, which was officially launched at a function in the Canterbury foothills on 30 November, provides many opportunities for our members and our association. For our…
  • Track record of forest levy - in good stead for the vote
    Don Carson
    The Forest Growers Levy Trust was pleased at the support for the levy at a series of regional meetings held in late October and November last year. A total of…
  • New automatic coupler will cut harvesting costs for owners of small forests
    Keith Raymond and Harriet Palmer
    A new harvesting tool – the automatic quick coupler – is almost ready for commercial use. It has been developed as part of the Steepland Harvesting Programme, and is particularly…
  • Controlling and predicting red needle cast
    Harriet Palmer
    Red needle cast is now a widespread needle disease of radiata pine, most evident in northern New Zealand. It is caused by a fungal-like organism, Phytophora pluvialis. Growth losses of up…
  • Forest growers research conference 2018
    Julian Bateson
    In October last year the regular conference on the research projects funded by the Forest Growers Levy was held in Tauranga. The registration list showed over 120 attendees had registered…
  • Is an IKEA store to our advantage?
    Wink Sutton
    IKEA is possibly to begin trading in New Zealand. Should New Zealand forest owners be pleased? Already New Zealand has large retailers including The Warehouse, Harvey Norman, K Mart, Mitre10…

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