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  • Post-harvest planting
    Geoff Brann, November 2013
    When it comes to replanting after a forest harvesting, I can comment on our experience in the Bay of Plenty. Other areas will have different weeds and problems to deal…
  • Recognising site quality for forest productivity
    Michael Orchard, November 2010
    If we were a big organisation looking to buy the optimal piece of land for forestry production, we might go to the fertile pumice lands of the Bay of Plenty…
  • Foliage sampling season begins in February
    Murray Davis and Jianming Xue, February 2010
    Foliage analysis is needed to determine the nutrient status of a forest crop. This analysis is to identify the cause of a nutrient disorder or poor vigour, or to confirm…
  • Continuous cover forestry
    Ian Barton, May 2009
    Continuous cover forestry is the management of forests using ecological principles which are patterned on natural processes so that the forest canopy is always maintained at one or more levels…
  • Lincoln University agroforestry experiment findings
    Don Mead and Dick Lucas, February 2008
    Since the Lincoln University agroforestry experiment was established in 1990, over 30 scientific papers have been published. However, as most of these have been in overseas journals where they are…
  • Wide planting does not work
    Ken Jones and Neil Cullen, February 2008
    In the 1980s the wide spacing of radiata pine was a popular strategy with farm foresters. The advocates of this system believed that the reduced establishment and tending costs and…
  • Toppling – further advice and insights
    Author not published, November 2006
    Toppling of young trees is a perpetual problem on some properties, and has been discussed many times in Tree Grower and out at field days. The following contributions, from some…
  • Toppling – advice and insights
    Author not published, August 2006
    Toppling is when young trees begin to lean, due to poor root anchorage. It usually occurs when the trees are two or three years old. It can be a problem…
  • Perfect partners - mycorrhizae and forestry
    Katrin Walbert, August 2005
    Forest establishment is a critical phase of the forestry cycle, and success at this stage sets the scene for the whole of the rotation. The survival and growth of nursery…
  • Mighty mycorrhizae
    Murray Davis & Nick Ledgard, August 2005
    Mycorrhizae are fungi that grow in association with plant roots and assist greatly in the absorption of moisture and nutrients. In effect, they vastly increase the root surface area of…

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