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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2016

  • Plantations can be very productive (Access: unrestricted)
    Wink Sutton
    On a visit to Poland in 2006 one of my Polish forester hosts was adamant that plantations of non-indigenous trees could not be as productive as plantations of indigenous trees.…
  • President's Comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Dean Satchell
    As always, a hectic but interesting quarter has passed, with time somehow found for renovations to my family home and a beautiful eucalyptus floor. At the Hokitika conference the NZFFA…
  • Forestry management around transmission lines: Avoid the shock with prudent planning (Access: unrestricted)
    Geoff Wishart
    For small-scale forest owners, nothing eats into profit more than special felling requirements at harvest time or having to fell mature edge trees. This could be in a hard to…
  • Harvesting a small woodlot: Trials, tribulations and lessons (Access: unrestricted)
    Gavin Adlam
    In 2015 we engaged a contractor to harvest our small block of pines – approximately 2.5 hectares – on our six hectare block. The trees were planted in about 1994…
  • Have you got anywhere to plant trees? (Access: unrestricted)
    Jean-Paul Praat
    This article about harvesting is from a slightly different viewpoint. The author was the investor and he wrote the article originally for those unfamiliar with growing a woodlot. Have you…
  • Pathways to Building Code compliance for farm totara timber (Access: unrestricted)
    Dean Satchell, David Bergin and Paul Quinlan
    Building Code compliance is essential for developing timber markets for any tree species. Therefore, understanding the labyrinth of the regulatory framework and knowing how and what to do in order…
  • Pine trees powering the future (Access: unrestricted)
    Michelle Harnett
    We hear messages of doom and gloom nearly every day. Resources are being used faster than they can be replaced, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, the climate is changing and…
  • A Licorice Allsorts selection of forestry risk (Access: unrestricted)
    Jo McIntosh
    This month’s article is a bit of a mixed bag, as reflected in the title. At times risk is a bit like a bag of Licorice Allsorts − not all…
  • What you might not know about forestry and fencing (Access: unrestricted)
    Neil Cullen and Hamish Levack
    A quote noticed recently in the South Otago branch newsletter was by a founder and driving force of the branch, the late Vic Stephens. It stated that ‘the best fences…
  • Selling your forest just became easier (Access: unrestricted)
    Kim von Lanthen
    The needs of forest owners change as time passes. Not everyone wants to keep their forest into the future. Children build their own lives, land prices rise, health fails, partners…
  • A safe workplace is free of alcohol and other drugs (Access: unrestricted)
    Sue Nolan
    This is the first in a series of articles about drugs in the workplace. You do not need to know everything about the subject, but it is very useful to…
  • Propagation – a bottleneck in tree breeding programmes? (Access: unrestricted)
    Paul Schroeder and Clemens Altaner
    Large gains can be expected from tree breeding. You just need to compare wild corn, banana or wheat with what is grown commercially today. An undesirable feature of tree breeding…
  • In the ETS, is safe carbon really that safe? (Access: unrestricted)
    Stuart Orme
    Many tree growers may have a vague notion that their carbon liabilities at harvest will in fact be less than the total amount of carbon they have claimed in their…
  • How will we sell our specialty timbers? (Access: unrestricted)
    Gabrielle Walton
    In 2015, Devcich Marketing and Communications were commissioned by the NZFFA, Farm Forestry Timbers and the joint NZFFA/FOA Promotions committee to carry out a discovery and definition investigation for marketing…


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