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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2014

  • The last 20 years and the next 20 years of farm forestry
    Garth Eyles
    Twenty years ago I was introduced to farm forestry. For the previous 28 years I had been involved with resource mapping and the science of soil conservation throughout New Zealand.…
  • Looking back to the future - or forward to the past?
    Angus Gordon
    This article is a pitch to the membership as a forerunner to potential changes in the way that the NZFFA operates in the future. Its sole aim is to get…
  • It is chaos out there
    Howard Moore
    In 1975 Wink Sutton published his doctoral thesis on global wood supply, which helped confirm him as one of the most far-sighted researchers in New Zealand forestry. I do not…
  • Adding value by thinking outside the square
    Michael Cambridge
    The NZFFA conference in Blenheim will feature a session on using wood in cities. We will be looking at some of the new ways to use wood to compete with…
  • Cattle want shade trees in summer
    Keith Betteridge
    A severe drought, the best winter in years, then wet spring soils, fallen trees and shelterbelt damage – what more will be thrown at us? Farming was never promised as…
  • Is your forest ETS compliant?
    Ollie Belton
    With the crash of the New Zealand carbon market over the past two years, coupled with resurgent log prices, the Emissions Trading Scheme has faded into the background for most…
  • Who would have thought? Advice to leave the ETS
    Stuart Orme
    Five years ago I would never have dreamed that I would be advising my clients to leave the Emissions Trading Scheme. Times, politics and markets have changed and the advice…
  • Improving siting recommendations for farm forestry eucalypts using GIS maps
    Angus Gordon
    This mapping project set out to collect growth performance data on a range of eucalypt species which were planted in the 2004 species survival trial, project SFF L03-007. All the…
  • From trees to timber
    Dean Satchell
    Farm Forestry Timbers, the NZFFA’s newest and first nationwide branch, co-hosted the annual action group weekend held in Wanganui in November last year. The theme was quite different from the…
  • Forest owners’ liability insurance
    Jo McIntosh
    As we look forward to some sunny days, owners of standing timber might also want to give some thought to the increased risk which a hot dry summer brings. If…
  • Drought and the increased risk of fire
    Tony Gouldson
    It has always been difficult to insure against the direct effects of drought. But it is less difficult to insure the increased risks of fire triggered by a period of…
  • Changes in the forestry insurance market
    Geoff Manks
    The NZI brand has been synonymous with New Zealand forestry insurance over the past 30 years. They entered the market when few other insurers would, or could, and built a…
  • Much can happen between planting and harvesting
    Wink Sutton
    There can be 30 years or more between the decision to establish a plantation and its final harvest. Rarely understood or appreciated are the risks faced by the plantation owner.…
  • President's Comment
    Ian Jackson
    Hello and welcome to this, the first issue of the Tree Grower for 2014. The year begins with the forest harvest industry stretched to capacity on the back of very…

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