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New Zealand Tree Grower, August 2014

  • Management of forest growing research and development - The levy at work
    Russell Dale
    With the introduction of a compulsory forest growing levy in January 2014, much of the industry-good research which was previously funded by voluntary contributions from industry members is now funded…
  • Gerard’s Pelorus Sounds farm Hopai and Elie Bays
    Mike Gerard
    I would like to make an apology to all the farm foresters who visited our farm on the Pelorus field trip at the Blenheim conference in April. Due to the…
  • Sustainable use of diverse forests
    Jeanette Fitzsimons
    One of the presentations at the conference was to have been made by Jeanette Fitzsimons a long-time member of the NZFFA. Unfortunately the weather conditions meant that a number of…
  • Husqvarna Farm Foresters of the Year North Island - John and Diny Dermer
    Angus Gordon
    John and Diny Dermer’s farm Waipiko is located at Cheltenham, 15 kilometres north of Feilding. The farm is a mixed cropping, sheep and beef fattening farm and has been owned…
  • Transforming Taranaki with riparian plantings
    Don Shearman
    North Taranaki dairy farmer Blue Read, now also a Fonterra director, sums it up − ‘Riparian planting is going to happen in Taranaki. We farmers can choose to be the…
  • Developing a wood energy industry in Central Otago
    Rhys Millar
    Wood energy for heating has been around for a long time and most New Zealanders will be familiar with drying and storing wood for winter, preparing and starting the fire,…
  • Forest sustainability
    Wink Sutton
    When it comes to forestry and the wood supply few appear to understand the concept of sustainability. Brian Allison, the now deceased NZ Forest Products economist in the 1960's to…
  • A new willow insect pest in New Zealand The giant willow aphid
    Ian McIvor and Trevor Jones
    The giant willow aphid, Tuberolachnus salignus was first reported in December 2013 from Auckland. By March 2014 this aphid could be found throughout the North Island and as far as…
  • Wind damage to forests and the consequences
    John Moore
    The Easter storms resulting from the remnants of Cyclone Ita reminded us of the destructive power of wind. Damaging storms are nothing new in New Zealand and historical records have…
  • Storm damage and obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme
    Ollie Belton
    The last twelve months has seen a series of major storms across New Zealand, and if climate science predictions prove correct we are likely to see increases in storm intensity…
  • Retrospective law affecting the ETS Bad government?
    Stuart Orme
    In a move widely deemed as unfair and without precedent, in the May 2014 budget the government introduced a retrospective law, the Climate Change Response (Unit Restriction) Amendment Act 2014.…
  • Forestry a permitted activity?
    Barry Gilliland
    Forestry is a ‘permitted activity’ in the Manawatu - Whanganui region now that the rule has been approved by the Environment Court. But how can forestry be a permitted activity? Those…
  • Keeping records of your woodlots - MyLand record system
    Graham West
    MyLand Land Record System is a new NZFFA sponsored system which will help you locate your property on a map over the web. You will be able to draw around…
  • President's Comment
    Ian Jackson
    Welcome to the winter edition of Tree Grower.  What a difference three months makes in the forest industry, back then log prices were at their peak, however a basic lesson…
  • Developments in forest safety
    Julian Bateson
    It might be a good idea to start with some good news, or relatively good. The injury rate in the forestry industry for the first five months of 2014 was…

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