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  • Growing Trees in Hadley Cells – or Not: Shem Kerr's blog, October 05, 2019
    “It's always the same I'm running towards nothing Again and again and again and again” from A Forest by Robert James Smith / Simon Gallup / Matthieu A. Hartley /…
  • Eucalypt Pudding : Shem Kerr's blog, May 06, 2019
    “You have many contacts among the lumberjacks To get you facts when someone attacks your imagination… But something is happening here and you don't know what it is Do you,…
  • Stringing Up the Stringybarks: Denis Hocking's blog, July 08, 2017
    The stringybark eucalypts were identified some years ago as a promising group for solid wood production in New Zealand with a combination of good growth rates, early heartwood formation, relatively…
  • Eucalyptus selection for New Zealand - what is the elephant in the room?: Dean Satchell's blog, November 10, 2016
    We each grow forest plantations for a reason. Those reasons may vary, but my primary reason is for a return on my investment. This means producing wood or fibre as fast as…
  • Modern eucalyptus sawmilling technology in Tasmania: Dean Satchell's blog, December 31, 2015
    Whilst in Tasmania during December 2015 I had the fortuitous opportunity to visit Newood sawmill near Huonville at the invitation of mill manager Josh Turnbill. This mill was set up…
  • Sawing fence posts from Eucalyptus maculata: Dean Satchell's blog, September 19, 2015
    I planted a small stand of E. maculata (Spotted gum) 21 years ago in Northland, after being really impressed with an old stand of trees that were milled by David…
  • Product research priorities for eucalyptus: Dean Satchell's blog, November 12, 2014
    Scion are currently preparing an Diverse Species bid to MB on behalf of the forest industry. This is a partnership between Future Forests Research, University of Canterbury and Scion, and…
  • Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa, my favourite durable timber species: Dean Satchell's blog, December 20, 2014
    Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa is a class 1 durable eucalypt species that I introduced into New Zealand in the mid-1990's. I was looking for a highly durable species from the monocalyptus group…
  • Eucalyptus laevopinea for high value hardwood: Dean Satchell's blog, May 25, 2014
    Eucalyptus laevopinea (silvertop stringybark) is a eucalyptus species that grows really fast and produces a high quality hardwood timber. It comes from the tablelands of New South Wales and is both…
  • Lost durable eucalypt trials, Northland: Dean Satchell's blog, May 24, 2014
    Tucked away in the back-blocks of Northland are two important research trials of durable eucalypts. These trials have been abandoned by the researchers for some time, as happens repeatedly in…
  • Heartwood formation and eucalyptus: Dean Satchell's blog, November 26, 2012
    Denis Hocking emailed the EAG committee with this on 26 November 2012: Hi folks, Just a note on E. longifolia. Knocked over an 18 yr old specimen yesterday hoping to get…

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