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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2008

  • Wide planting does not work
    Ken Jones and Neil Cullen
    In the 1980s the wide spacing of radiata pine was a popular strategy with farm foresters. The advocates of this system believed that the reduced establishment and tending costs and…
  • Poplar logging case study
    Peter Davies-Colley
    Ngarakau is a 300 hectare dry stock farm located at Titoki in Northland. It was formerly owned by Richard and Wilma Davies-Colley and is now owned by Peter and Nikki…
  • GPS and mapping tools for farm forestry
    Harriet Palmer, Don Wallace and Ross Browne
    Ever wondered where your property boundaries really are? This was the question facing Don and Lynne Wallace, Wellington Branch members, when they bought a steep Kapiti Coast block recently. The…
  • Breeding poplars and willows
    Ian McIvor
    New Zealand’s primary wealth depends on fertile land and plentiful, clean water. Water is essential to New Zealand’s productive economy. However water in excess can cause economic loss from soil…
  • Eucalypts for vineyards
    Allan Levett
    An important workshop for eucalyptus growers in vineyard regions was held on in July last year, significantly in Blenheim, New Zealand’s largest wine-producing centre. Growing ground durable hardwood for vineyard…
  • Cost-benefit analysis of tree fodder
    John Stantiall
    Analysing the financial benefits of using poplars and willows as fodder trees is a challenging exercise, due to the range of possible scenarios and different perceptions about which costs should…
  • Lincoln University agroforestry experiment findings
    Don Mead and Dick Lucas
    Since the Lincoln University agroforestry experiment was established in 1990, over 30 scientific papers have been published. However, as most of these have been in overseas journals where they are…
  • Information for Fire Response Protocol
    Dave Gratton
    Fire danger is always a worry for forest owners during summer months. You can always minimise the possibility of a fire outbreak by using commonsense actions during those hot months,…
  • New code ensures best practice forestry
    David Rhodes
    Forestry is one of the New Zealand’s most environmentally friendly industries. Our forests stabilise hillsides, provide clean water, store carbon, provide habitat for endangered flora and fauna, and help offset…
  • The farm forestry model: Peering into both silos
    Denis Hocking
    This article was originally aimed at a pastoral farming audience, therefore its evangelical fervour. However as the NZFFA is keen to promote the Farm Forestry Model, it is reprinted here…
  • Carbon gains, losses and risks
    Piers Maclaren
    You own a forest. You have heard about the government’s new Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) but it seems very complicated. There is a huge amount to read and absorb. Do…

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