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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2010

  • Use of poplars and willows for erosion control
    Garth Eyles
    If I had to choose the ideal tree for erosion control on a hill country sheep or beef unit it would need to − Grow in the presence of the…
  • Poplar and willow as supplementary fodder sources
    Grant Douglas and Ian McIvor
    The foliage of poplar and willow trees has been used by farmers for many years to feed livestock during drought at various places throughout New Zealand. The fodder has been…
  • Wood properties and use of poplar and willow
    Ian McIvor
    The processing and use of both poplars and willows for different products are strongly influenced by their wood properties − anatomical, physical and chemical. That is why use cannot be…
  • Willow biomass in the Taupo region
    Ian Nicholas, Kevin Snowdon and Ian McIvor
    The growth of shrub willows have been investigated for bioenergy and as a biopolymer resource in the Taupo area since 2004. Background information and some results have been presented in…
  • High value alternatives to pine
    Matt Lysaght
    When in 1993 Linda and I, along with partners Rob and Trish Roney, decided to establish a forestry block, it was planned to provide a substantial supplement to our respective…
  • New land clearing and preparation for dairying
    Michael Orchard
    Dairying is now the major industry on the West Coast, with an independent co-operative dairy company Westland Milk Products based in Hokitika. It is a multi-million dollar core industry of…
  • West Coast forest maps
    Michael Orchard
    Forestry is a practical land based science, and tools to help in its management are essential. Aerial forest photographs or maps are one of the most important of these, as…
  • Recognising site quality for forest productivity
    Michael Orchard
    If we were a big organisation looking to buy the optimal piece of land for forestry production, we might go to the fertile pumice lands of the Bay of Plenty…
  • Trees in the working landscape A no-fuss approach gets results
    Vivienne McLean
    The Farm Forestry Model is all about how trees and farming operations can work hand-in-hand to enhance overall productivity and sustainability. It is important to remember, however, that this does…
  • Forestry rights and the ETS
    Stuart Orme
    The advent of the ‘forestry right’ some three decades ago has allowed land owners, along with someone without an interest in the land, to invest and own forests together in…
  • Insuring carbon in your trees
    Geoff Manks
    It is reasonable to ask how you can insure something which without help, you cannot see, hear or feel. Following the introduction of the ETS, forest owners who trade their…
  • Learning from Australia‚Äôs fires
    Stuart Anderson
    When summer turns up its heat once again, we are often reminded of the bushfires that created such tragedy in Australia in February 2009. Although fires on that scale are…
  • Getting redwood right for New Zealand
    Wade Cornell
    A call is going out to those interested in redwood development to see if New Zealand can find and grow the best redwoods on the planet. A new redwood trial…
  • Hardwood in effluent schemes
    Ian Nicholas, Angus Gordon, Stephen Pearce and Marie Heaphy
    The treatment of waste water is of increasing value to land managers, local councils and small communities in New Zealand. Trees have been used for waste water treatment at various…
  • Improving safety for farm foresters
    Julian Bateson
    The risks in the business of forestry have been known for a long time and ACC has been targeting the industry for the past few years. As a result they…
  • Southern ladybird gets a second chance
    Toni Withers and Lisa Berndt
    Efforts by NZFFA members and Scion to encourage the spread of biological control agent, Cleobora mellyi, could be good news, particularly for blackwood growers. A recent survey finds the helpful…
  • Are the Australian greens the environmental mafia?
    Wink Sutton
    On the 20 August Dr Peter Volker, President of the Institute of Australian Foresters, issued a press release − Say no to the environmental Mafia. Dr Volker was responding to…
  • President's Comment
    John Dermer
    Spring from hell It started with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch turned into a lamb killing storm which has decimated our national lamb crop and caused widespread land-slipping. On…

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