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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2005

  • Where blackwoods go wrong
    Ian Brown
    The photograph at the bottom of the page is of a blackwood which we planted in 1980 in the Far North. At 24 years, its diameter is over 50 cm,…
  • Buying or selling land with standing timber
    Murray Downs
    When selling or buying property, there are two elements to consider with regard to standing timber – Will it be taxable? How is it valued? Standing timber by itself does…
  • Debate about cypress management
    Allan Levett & Don Tantrum
    This article presents a short debate about cypress management with contributions from Allan Levett and Don Tantrum Allan Levett’s views Silviculture The cypresses at Tinui Forest Park, Wairarapa, have been…
  • GIS and indigenous forest management
    Roger May
    A geographical information system (GIS) is a computerised mapping system which can be used for map roduction, operational planning, spatial analysis and record-keeping. The advantages of GIS The use of…
  • A personal view of Leyland cypress
    Ian Brown
    My interest in Leyland cypress goes back to 1980, when my brother Richard and I bought 400 Leighton Green cuttings from Joll Hosking in Whangarei. We planted them on our…
  • Adding value by milling on site
    Jonathan Walker
    It is a well known fact that when you have a commodity to sell, there is an over-supply and the price falls. Conversely, when you are in the market to…
  • Poplar fodder trial
    Murray Harris & Barrie Wills
    John and Heather Prebble have been farming for 20 years at Mt Blue. This is 630 hectares of mainly sheep and beef 10 km inland from Palmerston, or approximately 15…
  • A planned shelter system on the Hunter property at Maheno
    John Prebble
    Situated three kilometres south of Maheno on either side of SH1 is the Hunter family property. John and Dorothy Hunter have farmed this 241-hectare property since 1962 when they took…
  • Wood in streams - size really does matter
    Brenda Baillie
    When the time comes for harvesting woodlots, most of us are aware of the risks associated with leaving large amounts of logging slash in streams. This is reflected in regional…
  • Risk management and insurance
    Keith Hales
    This is the first of a two part series of articles on risk management and insurance. The next article will address insurance, but before considering spending money insuring your trees you…

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