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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2020

  • President's comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Hamish Levack
    By the time you read this, it will probably be less than a fortnight before our AGM and Councillors’ meeting in Wellington on 17 November. It will cover all the business planned…
  • Is sex still relevant in 21st century propagation? (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Michelle Harnett
    Detailed genetic data, automation and robotics look to be the future of radiata pine propagation.  Does this spell the end for pollen wafting on the open breeze?  The first radiata pines…
  • The current value and future potential of the small-scale sawmilling sector (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Paul Millen and Harriet Palmer
    New Zealand’s current small-scale sawmilling sector is made up of a diverse mix of businesses and individuals who produce specialty timbers for high-value markets. This includes a small number of…
  • Accoya wood An industry made for New Zealand (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Denis Hocking
    It is seldom that we in New Zealand encounter a very promising economic opportunity where we have a competitive advantage, existing technology, environmental and carbon sequestration positives, job creation at semi-skilled to skilled levels…
  • Carbon accounting for less commonly grown tree species (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Dean Meason, Yue Lin, Serajis Salekin, Barbara Höck and Leslie Dowling
    Carbon units are allocated to eligible forests which have an area less than 100 hectares by using a look-up table. This is based on average carbon sequestration rates under the Emissions Trading Scheme.…
  • The Pukaki wilding fire (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Nick Ledgard
    The main spreading tree species on the western shores of Lake Pukaki is the worst one, contorta pine, although there is quite a bit of Douglas-fir and larch. Other spreading conifers,…
  • Life after wilding pine control (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Thomas Paul, Carol Rolando, Matt Scott, Fiona Dean and John Meredith
    New Zealand is in the middle of one of the largest wilding pine control programmes in the world.  Wilding pines are conifers growing in the wrong places.  Spreading from early forestry, shelterbelt…
  • Reflecting on farm forestry field days (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Grant Hunter
    With various people giving farmers and foresters a bad rap, some might wonder what tricks farmer foresters get up to. Does the combination concentrate their bad behaviour, or is there enlightenment?…
  • Poplar and willow arboretum at Aspendale (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Allan Wilkinson
    Aspendale is a private arboretum established by Allan and Lois Wilkinson, near sea level and close to the coast on 10 hectares of flat peatlands at Manakau, near Levin north…
  • Tell us if you have seen totara blight (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Kiryn Dobbie
    Do you have totara growing at your place? Have you noticed the needles changing colour then falling off? If so, Scion would like to hear from you. Now is a…
  • Non-timber values in sustainably managed native forests (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Jacqui Aimers, David Bergin and Gerard Horgan
    New Zealand relies on forests for significant benefits. They include clean air and water, stable soils, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration, distinctive natural landscapes, spiritual and mental well-being, cultural identity, international…
  • The Emissions Trading Scheme Some common missed opportunities (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Forest 360
    In the August issue of Tree Grower our article took us back to basics with the Emissions Trading Scheme. This article outlines some of the missed opportunities for land owners…


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