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Roads and Harvesting


  • Timber Harvesting in New Zealand
    By Rien Visser, NZ School of Forestry, December 2016. Introduction: Plantation forests occupy about 7% of the NZ land area and forestry and logging employ about 7,000 people directly. About…
  • Radiata harvesting
    By Nick Kingsford, Northland Forest Managers, September 2014. Optimal time line to prepare for harvest: 2 years before harvest - begin the resource consent process (required if moving more than…
  • Can we use fire weather data to predict the rate of sapstain development after storms?
    From Forest Health News 245, February 2014 The appearance of sapstain with its associated monetary loss is always a worry to forest managers who have to recover valuable wood from plantations…


Tree Grower articles

  • Log value recovery in a woodlot context
    Andy Dick, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2005. Commercial forest owners and forestry research organisations have over the years attempted to maximise returns by developing tools, processes and disciplines called log…


Codes of Practice


  • Introduction to Continuous Cover Forestry: Eric Cairn's Blog, April 25, 2016
    Introduction The Wellington branch intends to run a series of articles and field days on Continuous Cover Forestry. Government policies, particularly in regard to Permanent Forest Sink Initiatives and in…
  • Not all doom and gloom for alternative species: John Fairweather's blog, December 23, 2015
    The last issues of the North Canterbury branch newsletter covered some interesting issues associated with growing and harvesting alternative species. Two points stuck out to me. One was that there…
  • Bare Hill's Hauler logging: John Purey-Cust Ponders, August 13, 2014
    A little while ago I went on a field trip to look at a logging operation at Bare Hill, a high and miserable pine plantation on the top of the…




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