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New Zealand Tree Grower, May 2020

  • President's comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Hamish Levack
    Forestry should survive Covid-19 well We do not know how long or how often the economy can be anaesthetised before causing serious hardship. Covid-19 has caused a bear market, widespread business closures,…
  • Fighting fire with fire (Access: unrestricted)
    Michaell Harnett
    Always a hot topic, and offering plenty of puns to bright sparks, wildfire was been on people’s minds over the summer.  Images of the extreme Australian bushfires filled our television screens and…
  • How to harvest and market your woodlot for profit (Access: unrestricted)
    Glen Murphy and Harriet Palmer
    Always a hot topic, and offering plenty of puns to bright sparks, wildfire was been on people’s minds over the summer.  Images of the extreme Australian bushfires filled our television screens and…
  • Durable hardwood peeler pole plantations - A new growing regime for eucalypts (Access: unrestricted)
    Paul Millen, Clemens Altaner and Harriet Palmer
    After 11 years of research and development, growers are eager to begin planting genetically improved durable eucalypts. The good news is that improved genetic material developed by the NZ Dryland Forests Initiative…
  • The muricata pine story: A roller coaster (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Rowland Burdon and Charlie Low
    A period of high hopes for muricata pine in New Zealand has been followed by disappointments. However, there has been misinformation in out-of-date research information and from a big, undocumented mistake. Despite the…
  • Stop procrastinating and get on with strengthening the forest sector (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Hamish Levack
    The Covid19 jargon has parallels with good forest policy. To flatten the curve is exactly what we should be doing to make more digestible the 1990s-planted ‘wall of wood’. Social…
  • Mt Grey field day in Canterbury open to everyone (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Grant Hunter
    Our regular North Canterbury Branch field day in February was at Gary Fleming’s property near Mt Grey. Gary was the South Island Husqvarna Farm Forester of the Year for 2019.…
  • The Douglas-fir dilemma: Exploiting a reluctance to reproduce in the fight against wildings (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Cathie Reeves
    Douglas-fir are notorious for their tendency to turn feral and spread themselves into places they are not wanted. Unfortunately, this ability to run wild limits where they can be planted,…

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