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
+64 21 2357554


Nicholls #3 clone, Cupressus hybrid, macrocarpa shelterbelt top block John Nicholls

Site Year Number measured/
total number planted
Growth & form Health Overall
South Canterbury, Waimate 1998 32/40 5.8 7.5 6.7

Numbers measured/planted: 32/40

Generally reasonable form but usually with wobbly stem and heavy branches, with occasional double leaders,. Usually good halth but some trees had stem cankers. Only on one site, Waimate.