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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2015

  • Levy funded Transportation Committee (Access: unrestricted)
    John Robinson
    The Transportation Committee has a work programme to complete on behalf of the wider levy paying community. This programme aims to represent the interests of all forest growers in matters…
  • Were the recent North Island floods naturally occurring events? (Access: unrestricted)
    Wink Sutton
    The recent North Island floods seem to be treated as if they were naturally occurring events. Concentrated heavy rain resulted in farm damage and flooding of low lying areas, such as…
  • President's Comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Dean Satchell
    This has been another busy period with much happening in the forest growing and levy space. Our recent two-day executive meeting in Wellington had a full agenda, culminating with my meeting…
  • The Kapiti Proposed District Plan - A tale of two halves (Access: unrestricted)
    Don Wallace
    We own 60 hectares of rural land in the Otaki Gorge, about 70 km north of Wellington, most of which is in forestry. In late 2012 the Kapiti Coast District…
  • What could have been the future of forestry? (Access: unrestricted)
    Hamish Levack
    After three decades of market triumphalism we can look through the lens of the forestry sector and contemplate the economic upheavals of the late 1980s and early 1990s and their…
  • A house built with alternative timber species (Access: unrestricted)
    Richard Thompson
    It takes an lot of timber to build a house. I naïvely discovered this as the first huge pile disappeared and we had to mill more and more. Our house…
  • The true value of planted forests – An introduction to ecosystems services (Access: unrestricted)
    Michelle Harnett and Richard Yao
    We see the trees, we see the wood, but what about the other benefits which planted forests provide? We benefit from the different environments or ecosystems we encounter in our…
  • Practical information on growing cypress and eucalypts for timber (Access: unrestricted)
    Harriet Palmer
    Another Sustainable Farming Fund project which started in July 2014 and managed by the NZFFA has been completed. We have produced a series of short videos and information notes providing basic…
  • Swamp kauri – a post 2015 conference visit (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Brown
    Nelson Parker, owner of the Kaihu Kauri Mill, is a larger than life character. A former champion axeman, he is built like a Sherman tank with a personality to match…
  • Trounson Park (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Brown
    When James Trounson emigrated to New Zealand from Cornwall in 1862, he moved to Northland and set about milling trees and clearing land for farming. What distinguished him from most…
  • Forestry investments – Current returns and future prospects (Access: unrestricted)
    Peter Gresham
    The first part of this article, about forestry investments and the returns from harvest, was first published in Tree Grower in early 2004. Now, over 11 years later, it seemed to be…
  • The Permanent Forest Sink Initiative nine years on - What is the PFSI and what has it achieved? (Access: unrestricted)
    Stuart Orme
    The Permanent Forest Sink Initiative or PFSI forms part of New Zealand’s climate change response which was established in 2006. It allowed land owners to make a commitment to establishing…
  • Some good news and some bad news (Access: unrestricted)
    Julian Bateson
    Most of you will probably be wondering what is happening now with forestry safety as the news has gone a bit quiet these days. The good news is that the…
  • Health and safety on farms (Access: unrestricted)
    Nick Ledgard
    There has been much talk about health and safety on farms lately. When the topic hit the headlines a few weeks ago, I commented to my wife that the media…


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