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Tree Grower Articles

  • Lincoln University agroforestry experiment findings
    Don Mead and Dick Lucas, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. Since the Lincoln University agroforestry experiment was established in 1990, over 30 scientific papers have been published. However, as most…
  • Wide planting does not work
    Ken Jones and Neil Cullen, New Zealand Tree Grower, February 2008. In the 1980s the wide spacing of radiata pine was a popular strategy with farm foresters. The advocates of this…
  • Plantation silviculture at the crossroads
    Euan Mason, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2007. What do you think of New Zealand? The classic question reputedly asked of so many visitors has provoked a variety of answers. John…
  • Coast redwood silviculture in New Zealand
    Mark Dean, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2007. Californian coastal redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, has proved to grow well in New Zealand when correct siting and establishment practices are attended to. On good…
  • Pruning and thinning eucalyptus - Stringybark eucalypt silviculture
    Dean Satchell, New Zealand Tree Grower November 2006. Equipped with a harness, pole-pruner and ladder Silviculture of eucalypts for solid-timber requires some understanding of the tree and the timber. That is,…
  • Pruning young poplars
    Sarah Hurst, Ian McIvor, Carlo van den Dijssel, Steve Green, Lindsay Fung, Grant Douglas and Lex Foote, New Zealand Tree Grower May 2006. Since the 1950s over six million poplars have…
  • Tools for pruning radiata pine
    If you have decided to prune, then use the right pruning equipment. The two most common methods of pruning are with manual loppers and saws, or a petrol-driven top-handled chainsaw.…

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Blogs

  • Ringbarking as a method for thinning trees: Dean Satchell's blog, April 13, 2018
    Radiata pine, because of a long history of genetic improvement, is often planted at stockings of less then 1000 stems per hectare. Douglas fir, on the other hand, is often…
  • Thoughts on silviculture: John Purey-Cust Ponders, June 12, 2014
    My last effort was on the vexed question of whether or not to prune and thin radiata pine. There I think I concluded helpfully that in the end its over…
  • The everlasting argument: John Purey-Cust Ponders, March 06, 2014
    The everlasting argument, whether to prune or not to prune , depends on you. No one who gives you advice knows any better than you, whatever their experience. They can…

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