Towards commercialising cypress as a high-value plantation forest species

Report Date: March 2017
Author: Dean Satchell, Sustainable Forest Solutions, R.D. 1 Kerikeri, Northland 0294
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Neil Barr hybrid clone #1

Site Year Number measured/
total number planted
Growth & form Health Overall
Gisborne, Wharerata 1995 & 1996 4/5 8.6 9.4 9.0
Canterbury, Okuti Valley, Banks peninsula 1994 & 1995 3/5 8.5 8.5 8.5

Numbers measured/planted: 7/10

This was one of the best looking clones, with excellent form, growth and health, with no canker disease. This clone appeared to be very adaptable to site, however it was only found in very small numbers and at Wharerata Gisborne and Okuti Banks Peninsula Canterbury. Both these sites were exposed to prevailing winds and with high levels of canker and deformation in many of the other clones present.