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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2023

  • President's Comment (Access: unrestricted)
    Neil Cullen
    The election has happened but it is going to take some weeks to find out the final form of the new government and who our new Minister of Forests will be.…
  • The Emissions Trading Scheme - Where to next? (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Ollie and Mathilde Batelier-Belton
    This article is the seventh of a series about the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.  The year 2023 has proved to be a year of remarkable disruption within New Zealand’s…
  • Forest Growers Research conference in Rotorua (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Julian Bateson
    Many NZFFA members may not know much about Forest Growers Research, but they should. For those who would like to know more, Forest Growers Research manage the research funded by…
  • Resilient landscapes - The Hawke's Bay conference (Access: unrestricted)
    Hawke's Bay Branch
    From 9-13 April 2023 Napier War Memorial Conference Centre If there is ever a year which called on resilience, it is this one.  It is only fitting that the theme…
  • Planting native trees. Feeding the soul not the bank account (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Julian Bateson
    There are many experts who know lots about New Zealand native trees, how to plant them and ensure they survive grow well. I am not one of these experts. However,…
  • An update on harvested wood products - A simple idea made complex (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Howard Moore
    Some things appear to have a beautiful simplicity.  A friendship, a seashell, a single malt.  Of course, if you choose to go nit-picking you can discover details in each which…
  • More activity for the NZFFA branches and perhaps more members (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Julian Bateson
    Over the past few months, NZFFA members have submitted a number of grant applications to the Forest Growers Levy Board and Te Uru Rakau – NZ Forest Service. A summary…
  • Applications for money from the Forest Growers Levy and Te Uru Rakau for projects in 2024 (Access: unrestricted)
    Julian Bateson
    It seems only a short time ago that I last wrote an article about grant projects for small-scale forestry. If you check the May Tree Grower, you will see it…
  • Transforming forest management The precision silviculture programme (Access: unrestricted)
    Claire Stewart
    The precision silviculture programme is the most recent addition to the Forest Growers Research programme, complementing the five other government and industry partnerships already under way. The programme is just entering…
  • Airships – an alternative transport for forest harvesting? (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Lorna Zach
    We have all heard of airships, lighter-than-air craft which can navigate under their own power and these days may be operated by remote control. In calm conditions they can take-off…
  • A guide to Japanese Cedar (Access: NZFFA membership)
    This is another of the species guides prepared to help new growers understand which ones would probably so well on which sites.  Afuller version of this guide for cedar is…
  • Methane, cows and citizenship (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Howard Moore
    When you think about it, there is a really simple solution to New Zealand’s methane problem – shoot lots of cows. Naturally this idea upsets farmers, especially dairy farmers, so…
  • NZFFA Submissions on government consultation (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Julian Bateson
    Over the past few years various government departments have put forward proposals which directly or indirectly affect forestry. Part of this process involves requests for submissions about these proposals from…
  • Eastern blue gums (Access: NZFFA membership)
    Elizabeth Miller and Matt Buys
    In New Zealand, two eastern blue gum species are particularly well-known – Eucalyptus botryoides, also known in Australia as southern mahogany, and E. saligna, commonly called Sydney blue gum. These species…


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