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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2008

  • Wide planting does not work
    Ken Jones and Neil Cullen, New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2008. In the 1980s the wide spacing of radiata pine was a popular strategy with farm foresters. The advocates of this…
  • Poplar logging case study
    Peter Davies-Colley, New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2008 Ngarakau is a 300 hectare dry stock farm located at Titoki in Northland. It was formerly owned by Richard and Wilma Davies-Colley and…
  • GPS and mapping tools for farm forestry
    Harriet Palmer, Don Wallace and Ross Browne, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008 Ever wondered where your property boundaries really are? This was the question facing Don and Lynne Wallace, Wellington…
  • Breeding poplars and willows
    Ian McIvor, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. New Zealand’s primary wealth depends on fertile land and plentiful, clean water. Water is essential to New Zealand’s productive economy. However water in…
  • Eucalypts for vineyards
    Allan Levett, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. An important workshop for eucalyptus growers in vineyard regions was held on in July last year, significantly in Blenheim, New Zealand’s largest wine-producing…
  • Cost-benefit analysis of tree fodder
    John Stantiall, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. Analysing the financial benefits of using poplars and willows as fodder trees is a challenging exercise, due to the range of possible scenarios…
  • Lincoln University agroforestry experiment findings
    Don Mead and Dick Lucas, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. Since the Lincoln University agroforestry experiment was established in 1990, over 30 scientific papers have been published. However, as most…
  • Information for Fire Response Protocol
    Dave Gratton, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. Fire danger is always a worry for forest owners during summer months. You can always minimise the possibility of a fire outbreak by…
  • New code ensures best practice forestry
    David Rhodes, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008 Forestry is one of the New Zealand’s most environmentally friendly industries. Our forests stabilise hillsides, provide clean water, store carbon, provide habitat for…
  • The farm forestry model: Peering into both silos
    Denis Hocking
    This article was originally aimed at a pastoral farming audience, therefore its evangelical fervour. However as the NZFFA is keen to promote the Farm Forestry Model, it is reprinted here…
  • Carbon gains, losses and risks
    Piers Maclaren
    You own a forest. You have heard about the government’s new Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) but it seems very complicated. There is a huge amount to read and absorb. Do…

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