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New Zealand Tree Grower, November 2006

  • Ground durable eucalypts for vineyard posts
    Paul Millen
    This article provides an update on research being undertaken in Marlborough to identify eucalypt species suitable for short rotation production of ground durable roundwood – timber which would be suitable…
  • Biofuel from biomass – a future opportunity?
    Rick Swan
    Apart from a brief respite in the price of oil in recent months, the price has generally been escalating. There is reason to believe that peak oil production has been…
  • The environmental benefits of forestry and wood use
    Wink Sutton
    As all of us in the forestry sector know, maturing plantations are carbon sinks and remain as carbon reservoirs when harvesting begins, provided the plantation continues to be sustainably managed.…
  • Pruning and thinning eucalyptus - Stringybark eucalypt silviculture
    Dean Satchell
    Equipped with a harness, pole-pruner and ladder Silviculture of eucalypts for solid-timber requires some understanding of the tree and the timber. That is, a level of skill and knowledge guiding…
  • Eucalypt species trials in the Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay
    Luigi Gea and Tony Shelbourne
    There is interest among New Zealands small growers in growing eucalypts for sawn timber.  Recent research funded by FRST has concentrated on species introduction and testing of a group of…
  • Pests and eastern blue gums in the Manawatu
    James Milner
    The arrival of new eucalypt pests in New Zealand has caused many farm foresters to abandon species which have proved to be particularly vulnerable, including eastern blue gums such as…
  • Health issues with eucalypts
    Denis Hocking
    Health issues with eucalypts fall into three main categories – insect pests, foliar disease and root diseases caused by fungi and Phytophthora species. While insect pests tend to get the…
  • Toppling – further advice and insights
    Author not published
    Toppling of young trees is a perpetual problem on some properties, and has been discussed many times in Tree Grower and out at field days. The following contributions, from some…
  • Use of New Zealand grown eucalypts
    Richard Davies-Colley
    The development of industries using eucalypt timber is still in its infancy in New Zealand. We have only small areas of mixed species, limited knowledge of the product and therefore…
  • Eucalypts for timber: My experience and my floor
    Don Tantrum
    I began planting eucalypts about 30 years ago. I soon discovered that not all I wished to grow did grow. The Taihape climate soon curbed my enthusiasm. I will not…

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