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  • Jeremy Thompson, Makari Farm, Taranaki branch
    July 2014
    A 240+ha drystock farm planted with integrated woodlots and shelter plantings. Range of species including pines, cypresses, blackwoods and redwoods. A pioneer of Forest Research's 'Agroforestry Estate Model'. Emphasises the…
  • Murray Peat, King Country (Taranaki branch)
    July 2014
    Murray farms a 300 ha steep to rolling drystock King Country farm with highly erodible soils. Plantings are predominantly eucalypts; also range of poplars, blackwoods and some pine. High-value species…
  • Victor and Christiana McIntyre, Waitui, Taranaki branch
    July 2014
    The McIntyre's Taranaki dairy farm has highly erodible soils. Plantings are on steeper land to control erosion, improve water quality (Clean Stream Accord), for shade and shelter benefits, and for…
  • Maurice and Rodney Hawkes, Taranaki branch
    July 2014
    A range of alternative species are grown on this 57-hectare exposed Taranaki dairy farm, including redwoods, cryptomeria japonica, and poplars. Trees are planted for shelter and shade, biodiversity and aesthetics.…

Treegrower articles

  • Transforming Taranaki with riparian plantings
    Don Shearman, August 2014
    North Taranaki dairy farmer Blue Read, now also a Fonterra director, sums it up − ‘Riparian planting is going to happen in Taranaki. We farmers can choose to be the…
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