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New Zealand Tree Grower, May 2005

  • Broom and gorse - are we as awake as we should be?
    Nick Ledgard
    This article is a departure from the normal tree topics, but it involves a couple of woody plants with which most of us are equally familiar - namely broom Cytisus…
  • Version 2 Calculators: Upgrading the business of farm forestry
    Piers Maclaren & Leith Knowles
    Download the Radiata calculator version 4 (NZFFA members only) » Is farm forestry a business or is it just a hobby? These days livestock farmers go to considerable trouble to…
  • Forestry insurance - the next steps
    Keith Hales
    The risk management article in the February issue of Tree Grower discussed the basics of managing risk. What was said there can be applied to any risk including driving a…
  • Floating golden cypress
    Derrick Rooney
    Last year, the news broke that a previously unknown species of conifer had been found among the remnants of moist karst forest in northern Vietnam. The new tree was dubbed…
  • Log value recovery in a woodlot context
    Andy Dick
    Commercial forest owners and forestry research organisations have over the years attempted to maximise returns by developing tools, processes and disciplines called log value recovery. If you have a good…
  • The commercial reality of special purpose timber species
    Parnell Trost
    Securing an adequate return for your stand of eucalypts or macrocarpa can be the most challenging part of the growing cycle. The market for special purpose timbers is relatively small,…
  • MARVL pre-harvest inventory system
    Jim Cooke & Rob Webster
    No, MARVL is not shorthand for one of the wonders of the world but something much more prosaic. MARVL is an acronym for ‘method of assessment of recoverable volume by…
  • Loss attributing qualifying companies: Perks and your checklist for quirks
    Murray Downs
    From a purist’s tax perspective, using a loss attributing qualifying company (LAQC) to own your forest is a real perk. And the government knows it. An LAQC is a company…
  • Tree planter's record system
    Euan Mason
    Tree planters record system (TPRS) software has been developed by the Farm Forestry Association with the support of the Sustainable Farming Fund. This software aids record keeping while ensuring that…
  • Farmsafe training
    Dave Gratton
    OSH and ACC statistics tell us that farming, forestry, fishing and construction are the major industries with the highest death and injury statistics in New Zealand. Agriculture statistics show that…
  • Instability in lusitanica - a learning curve
    Ian Brown
    I am a fan of cypress, and have been growing them with variable success for 25 years. What I have referred to as a learning curve might equally be described…

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