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Cypress - Information resources

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  • Growing Cypresses for Timber - Videos and Information
    Here you will find a series of short videos and information notes providing ‘back to basics’ information on growing cypresses for timber. We hope these resources will encourage you to…
  • NZFFA Guide Sheet No. 4: The Cypresses
    The cypresses are amongst the most favoured ‘alternative” timber species in farm forestry circles. They are moderate to lower density softoods (360-380 kg/m3) with light brown to yellowish heartwood and…
  • Growing cypresses for timber
    NZFFA Information leaflet No. 21 (2005). There is no doubt about it, if you want to grow trees in New Zealand for maximum profit with least risk, its very difficult to…

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Cypress Handbook

Best Practice with Farm Forestry Timber Species No. 1: CYPRESSES

Editor: Ian Nicholas

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Timber properties and market
Chapter 3 - Siting and land use options
Chapter 4 - Health
Chapter 5 - Seed source, breeding and propagation
Chapter 6 - Establishment and management options
Chapter 7 - Pruning and thinning
Chapter 8 - Cypress growth model and example regimes
Chapter 9 - Economic analysis
Chapter 10 - Utilisation
Chapter 11 and 12 - Summary, references and web links

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