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New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2009

  • Dairy run-offs
    Gabrielle Walton, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. Over the last 12 months 28% of farm sales in the Bay of Plenty have been to some form of dairy runoff use.…
  • In summer, shade rules: The science behind why trees help maintain dairy productivity
    Gwyneth Verkerk, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. Cows feel the heat of summer more than many farmers realise. However they do need to use the energy normally required for physiological processes…
  • Fire weather: The science behind the signs
    Grant Pearce, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. At this time of the year people often take more notice of the fire danger signs that appear along New Zealand’s rural highways.…
  • Some results from the Mangatu redwood sawing study
    Paul Silcock, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. In April last year a sawing study was carried out on a stand of coastal redwood in Mangatu forest. Details of the study’s…
  • A lesson from Harry Bunn
    Wink Sutton New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2009. As a young FRI scientist on my first field trip with Harry Bunn, then director of Production Forestry Research and also my…
  • Vignettes on the eve of the National Conference, Gisborne 19 to 23 April 2009
    Bob Wishart, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. Did you know that in 1969 and 1989, Gisborne hosted the national conference? That means if you miss out this time, you may…
  • More about durable eucalypts for vineyard timber
    Paul Millen, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. In recent years the Tree Grower has followed the fortunes of a durable eucalypt project I have been working on. The aim is…
  • Aspendale poplars and more
    Bruce Bulloch, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. On Sunday 30 November 2008, members of four branches − Middle Districts, Wellington, Tararua and Wairarapa – gathered at Allan and Lois Wilkinson’s…
  • Indigenous forestry options for trading in carbon credits
    Warwick Silvester, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. The Kyoto protocol requires us to control or mitigate our carbon emissions. Trees as major carbon sinks are seen as one of the…
  • The house that mac built
    Benjamin Lee, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. My brother Julian and his partner Tricia have devoted their working lives to the New Zealand science community. Although still working, they have…
  • Energy farming with willow near Taupo
    Ian McIvor, Ian Nicholas and Kevin Snowdon, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. The end of cheap oil now is a reality and there is growing evidence of the connection between…
  • Farm forestry in Southland An introduction
    John Purey-Cust, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. As Gary Morgan’s article on page four makes clear, there are few places in Southland where the structure of the country makes forestry…
  • An introduction to the Southland region
    Gary Morgan, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. The Southland Region covers an area of approximately 2.3 million hectares. Southland’s coastline is 3,400 km long and stretches from Brothers Point in…
  • Me and trees in Southland - Earning the money
    John Purey-Cust, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. Some time in the early 1970s when working for the old Forest Service in Southland my mind turned to practising what I preached…
  • Indigenous shelter planting
    Bruce Winter, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. Our sheep farm of 196 hectares at Spar Bush, Invercargill is an amalgamation of several smaller farms. We ended up with several old…
  • An investment in forestry down south
    Alistair Wilson, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. For a number of years I had a desire to grow some trees. By the early 1990s my wife and I had gained the…
  • Processing the Southland timber resource
    Parnell Trost, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. Southland has a well established timber processing industry, with several of the leading mills operating for more than 70 years. The timber industry…

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