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  • Pine forests in Pelorus Sound from 1900 to 1970 (Access: unrestricted)
    Dallas Hemphill, May 2021
    Forest owners find forest history to be interesting and often fascinating. It can also have practical applications with direct importance to the forest owner, as this article will illustrate. In…
  • Milling blackwood in the Marlborough Sounds (Access: unrestricted)
    Paul Millen, February 2017
    My brother and I recently milled eight blackwood trees extracted from our Marlborough Sounds property. The sawmiller was Martin Douglass from Motuere, using a Woodmizer mobile sawmill. The trees were…
  • Rebuilding after the Onamalutu fire earlier this year (Access: unrestricted)
    Ket Bradshaw, August 2015
    Marlborough forester Ket Bradshaw lost large sections of her Nikau Forest in a fire in February 2015. Here is her experience and the lessons learned in the aftermath. Wednesday 4…
  • Queen Charlotte Sound conference 2014 field day (Access: unrestricted)
    Nick Ledgard, November 2014
    For 80 conference attendees, the boat trip out on to Queen Charlotte Sound was going to be a highlight. So there was relief that the forecast of fairly dire weather…
  • Gerard’s Pelorus Sounds farm Hopai and Elie Bays (Access: unrestricted)
    Mike Gerard, August 2014
    I would like to make an apology to all the farm foresters who visited our farm on the Pelorus field trip at the Blenheim conference in April. Due to the…
The Falcon forestry claw in action harvesting on steep slopes
Some of the diverse landscapes of Marlborough


The Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust is leading the way in eradicating wilding pines
A stand of honey locust trees at the Waihopai Valley property of Chris and Julia Dawkins


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