Andrew Simpson, Balmoral Station, Southern High Country branch
On this marginal high country property with a harsh climate, trees are grown for farm income diversification, income stream planning, and farm succession. Soil conservation is another key objective on this land. Andrew has collaborated with Forest Research Institute (SCION) to run trials - radiata x attentuata hybrids look promising. Pinus coulterii (Big pine cones) are another diversification. The farm also uses trees to be carbon neutral.
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