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Trees provide a very attractive setting in any rural landscape. Deciduous trees provide wonderful autumn colours, while evergreen trees provide a forest setting, shade and tranquility. NZFFA members plant trees for all reasons...

Tree Grower articles

  • Whatever happened to Paulownia?
    Rod Laurence, November 2007
    Back in the 1990s, Paulownia was hot. A quick growing hardwood tree that originates in China, Paulownia timber has been highly valued in China and Japan for centuries and trees…
  • Everyone likes larches
    Nick Ledgard, November 2007
    Everyone likes larches. As a tall deciduous tree with attractive autumn yellows and spring greens, it can be very eye-catching. It is a favourite of my wife’s, and in our…
  • Dawn redwood
    Chris Eckroyd, February 2007
    The dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, occurs naturally in China. It is only known in the wild or semi-wild state in one small valley in Hupeh Province, near the border of…


Trees on Farm Videos



  • Trees on Farms SFF project winds up January 2015
    The Trees on Farms Workshops Project, a major MPI Sustainable Farming Fund project which was managed by the NZ Farm Forestry Association, is complete. The highly successful project included the…



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