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Wind and Fire Risk


Tree Grower articles

  • Hot tips for fire readiness
    Vivienne McLean, New Zealand Tree Grower November 2007. With the headlines dominated by the Californian wild fires at the start of our fire season, rural fire prevention has assumed an even…
  • Fire weather: The science behind the signs
    Grant Pearce, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2009. At this time of the year people often take more notice of the fire danger signs that appear along New Zealand’s rural highways.…
  • Information for Fire Response Protocol
    Dave Gratton, New Zealand Tree Grower February 2008. Fire danger is always a worry for forest owners during summer months. You can always minimise the possibility of a fire outbreak by…

Other sources of information

  • Fire Management Guidelines for Small Forests
    National Rural Fire Authority. (2003). Fire Management Guidelines for Small Forests. Napier, NZ: National Rural Fire Authority.
    Small handbook with some useful guidelines on fire prevention, preparation for a fire, and managing fire risks
  • Having a fire?
    Whangarei, Kaipara, and Northern rural fire authorities
    Brief guidelines on fire prevention and management





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