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Case Studies

Often examples are more instructive than theory. Here we present a series of real-life farm forestry case studies.

Case Studies

  • Rutherfords, North Canterbury
    Dugald and Mandy Rutherford have farmed their home block Melrose since 1975. The 3,477 ha property lies 20km inland from Hawarden, North Canterbury, and ranges from moderate to hard hill…
  • McIntoshes, Wanganui
    For Wanganui farmers Dougal and Di McIntosh, joint venture forestry has proved the key to survival through tough times, enabling them to maintain their forestry plantings and generate cash flow…
  • Prebbles, East Otago
    When John and Heather Prebble bought their farm at Mt Blue, Dunback, in East Otago around 30 years ago, there weren’t too many trees in the landscape. The urgent priority…
  • Seymours, Whangara, Gisborne
    Nick and Pat Seymour’s Wensleydale Station lies in the Waiomoko catchment at Whangara, around 30 km north of Gisborne. The farms here were taken up in 1901 out of the…
  • Gavins, Buller river, Murchison
    Claire and Terry Gavin in front of a stand of poplar Eridano – the larger ones were planted in 2002 Terry and Claire Gavin might live and work in Nelson…
  • Chris and Jo Sime
    The Farm Forestry Model is all about how trees and farming operations can work hand-in-hand to enhance overall productivity and sustainability. It is important to remember, however, that this does…

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