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Why trees?

Members of NZFFA grow trees for a whole range of reasons, from timber production to aesthetics and the environment.

Tree Grower articles

  • The true value of planted forests – An introduction to ecosystems services
    Michelle Harnett and Richard Yao, November 2015
    We see the trees, we see the wood, but what about the other benefits which planted forests provide? We benefit from the different environments or ecosystems we encounter in our…
  • Sustainable use of diverse forests
    Jeanette Fitzsimons, August 2014
    One of the presentations at the conference was to have been made by Jeanette Fitzsimons a long-time member of the NZFFA. Unfortunately the weather conditions meant that a number of…
  • The last 20 years and the next 20 years of farm forestry
    Garth Eyles, February 2014
    Twenty years ago I was introduced to farm forestry. For the previous 28 years I had been involved with resource mapping and the science of soil conservation throughout New Zealand.…
  • Patching Earth’s quilt - Planting trees for people, profit and the planet
    Henrik Moller, May 2013
    The main title of this article is an adaptation of a brilliant book by Professor Nancy Turner called The Earth’s Blanket. She recorded the knowledge of indigenous people from Canada…
  • Trees for protection – native or otherwise
    Jim Flack, May 2013
    In geological terms, New Zealand is a young country and still growing. Tectonic plates grind beneath us, pushing the land upwards, while our maritime weather systems try to wear it…
  • Trees are the Answer
    Wink Sutton, May 2010
    Trees are the answer. This slogan was first advocated by Dr Patrick Moore, one the original founders of Greenpeace. Patrick is now head of Greenspirit, a Canadian pro- forestry environmental…



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