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Information leaflets

  • Growing totara for timber
    In this page: Site selection for Planted totara How many should I plant? Pruning totara Thinning totara Authors: Harriet Palmer and David Bergin November 2017. Totara (Podocarpus totara) is one…

Tree Grower articles

  • Totara – Northland’s farm forests of the future
    Helen Moodie, Paul Quinlan, David Bergin and Chris Kennedy, New Zealand Tree Grower November 2007. Introducing the vision, activities, objectives and profile of the Northland Totara Working Group. It may be…



  • Report: Trees for steep slopes - Totara
    Dean Satchell, July 2018. In this page: Siting Management and silviculture Pests and diseases Timber Totara is a native conifer and member of the podocarp family, with two species growing into large trees, Podocarpus totara and P.…
  • Totara and the building code
    Executive Summary Potential markets for farm-totara timber would be significantly improved by complying with New Zealand’s performance-based Building Code. A range of products and applications hold the promise of market…




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