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Indigenous species - Reports

  • Report: Trees for steep slopes - kauri
    Dean Satchell, July 2018 (Access: unrestricted)
    Kauri (Agathis australis) has long been regarded as the Lord of the Forest, the dominant tree species of the natural rainforest in northern New Zealand, with diameters of 6 m…
  • Report: Trees for steep slopes - Southern beech
    Dean Satchell, July 2018 (Access: unrestricted)
    A number of Southern beech species are indigenous to New Zealand. These are all evergreen broadleaved hardwoods and include silver beech, red beech, hard beech, black beech and mountain beech. Leaf shape…
  • Report: Trees for steep slopes - totara
    Dean Satchell, July 2018 (Access: unrestricted)
    Totara is a native conifer and member of the podocarp family, with two species growing into large trees, Podocarpus totara and P. hallii. These species naturally hybridise (Bergin, 2003), with P. hallii being predominant in…
  • Report: Trees for steep slopes - manuka
    Dean Satchell, July 2018 (Access: unrestricted)
    Mānuka is not a plantation forestry species for timber, but there is considerable interest in plantations for producing honey. There has been international acceptance of the medicinal properties of mānuka honey,…
  • Report: Pathways to Building Code compliance for farm-totara timber
    Dean Satchell, June 2016 (Access: unrestricted)
    Potential markets for farm-totara timber would be significantly improved by providing compliance pathways under New Zealand’s performance-based Building Code. A range of products and applications hold the promise of market…
  • Natives for Timber or Amenity
    Indigenous Forest Section, July 2008 (Access: unrestricted)
    Nothing can be more rewarding for a forester than creating and nurturing a native plantation from 10 years on their size, growth rate, form and rapid maturation looks and feels…

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