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New Zealand Tree Grower, May 2014

  • The forest growers’ levy and how it is working
    Geoff Thompson
    For those of us harvesting since the beginning of January there is a new line item in the reporting invoice. A levy of 27 cents a tonne is deducted from…
  • Husqvarna Farm Foresters of the Year South Island - Graeme and Christine McArthur
    Neil Cullen
    The McArthur property, Lochaber Downs is situated near the small town of Whitecliffs, nestled in the foothills midway between the Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers. The farm of 680 hectares was…
  • Landcare Trust Award for Innovation in Sustainable Farm Forestry - Peter and Jane Evans
    Neil Cullen
    The Evans family have been resident in the Pareora Gorge for a long time, with Peter’s great grandfather purchasing the original 80 hectares in 1875. This has been increased, mainly…
  • Harvesting a private woodlot
    Darrin Collett
    This article focuses on harvesting and marketing a woodlot at Kaukapakapa, north of Auckland. During my 23 years of experience in forestry I have found that harvesting and marketing private…
  • Growing manuka for farm foresters and other small-scale foresters
    Julian Bateson
    Manuka is an excellent coloniser of bare ground. As a result, for many years it was thought of as a weed on agricultural land as the plants started the first…
  • Australian forest growers biennial national conference
    John Millet
    This conference was held at Gympie in south-east Queensland in October 2013 along with a pre-conference bus tour from Brisbane north to Gympie. Travelling to sub-tropical northern New South Wales…
  • Leaving the ETS Potential problems for owners of post-1989 forests
    Ollie Belton
    International units have ruined the New Zealand carbon market. Ironically these same cheap units have also allowed many forest owners to wipe their carbon debt for as little as 25…
  • My thoughts on wood residues
    Wink Sutton
    My forestry interests are mainly focused on the growing and management of plantations. Although important, especially in determining stumpage, I have less interest in wood use. As my approach is…
  • Action groups partly virtual weekend
    Julian Bateson
    The weekend in November each year when all the special action groups meet is becoming much more of an event these days. In November last year, around 100 people turned…
  • Working on the wood work
    Denis Hocking
    I am sure that many farm foresters have meditated on ways of increasing awareness and enthusiasm for the various special purpose timbers we grow. I know that I am not…
  • Miscanthus for farm forestry
    Peter Brown
    What is woody, grows three to four metres tall in a season, can be harvested every year apart from the first one, is used to make paper and board products,…
  • Forest safety reviews and a proposed new health and safety Act
    Julian Bateson
    When I first took on the role as the health and safety representative for the NZFFA a number of years ago, safety was not an area of general interest. In…
  • President's Comment
    Ian Jackson
    President's Report to Conference 2014 Conference, Marlborough Last month’s 58th conference of the NZFFA was a resounding success enjoyed by everyone that attended.  Joint chairmen Chris Dawkins and Paul Millen…

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