Sequoia Action Group
Now that the old-growth redwood forests of western USA are no longer available as a source of this prized timber, attention is focussing on the very promising potential for sustainably plantation-grown redwood (Sequoia) in New Zealand.
- NZFFA guide sheet No. 2: An Introduction to Growing redwood
Two species of redwood are of interest to foresters: Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Grows naturally on a strip of land near the Californian coast. Timber is in high demand, but…
- Kyle and Madelein Brennan, Reporoa, Taupo branch
90-hectare rolling dairy farm on pumice country milking 230 friesian cows. Natives and other amenity trees are planted in wet gullies and riparian zones. Steeper sidlings are planted with high-value…
- Gray Baldwin, Putaruru, Waikato branch
Trees are integrated with dairy cows on the Baldwin's properties. Economic and environmental objectives are combined to maximise outputs from all land types on these intensively managed farms. The Baldwins…
- Clare and Terry Gavin, Murchison, Nelson branch
Claire and Terry Gavin have a specialty timber farm forestry property near Murchison. Species established include cypresses C ovensii and C macrocarpa; also poplar, and redwoods are grown on stoney…
- Eric Cairns, Mangaroa Valley, Upper Hutt, Wellington Branch
Eric Cairns describes his multiple species plantings, managed largely under continuous cover forest principles, on this lifestyle property near Upper Hutt. No posts yetAdd a post
- Victor Clark, Reporoa, Taupo branch
Victor farms deer, sheep and cattle on this steep property. Poplars provide cover in grazing areas and reduce stress, and improve management overall for the deer in particular; large areas…
- Brent and Caralyn Morrison, Rai Valley, Nelson branch
Dairy farmers Brent and Caralyn Morrison on their 270 ha dairy farm which includes 50ha forestry and 40 ha native bush. Riparian zones and gullies fenced and planted; species include…
- Workshops promote diverse benefits of trees on farms September 2011
A new three year programme of regionally-based workshops launching this November will help pastoral farmers and their advisors identify the economic and environmental benefits of planting trees on their properties…
- Diverse Forests, Emerging Opportunities April 2015
Issue 3, April 2015 A very successful start to the year This newsletter is the third in our series on Diverse Forests and the first for 2015. We have, however…
- Introduced forest trees in New Zealand: Recognition, role, and seed source, part 13. The redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens (D.Don) Endl. - coast redwood, Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindley) J. Buchholz - giant sequoia and the related ornamental genera Taxodium and Metasequoia
FRI Bulletin No. 124, part 13. Knowles, F. B. and J. T. Miller, 1993.
- Some physical properties of New Zealand-grown redwood
FRI Bulletin No. 26, Colbert, C. M. and D. L. McConchie (1983).
- The New Zealand Redwood Growers Handbook
Cornell, W. H. ( 2002). Henderson, NZ: Diversified Forests Ltd.
Comprehensive guide; fore-runner to the ‘best practice’ redwoods e-handbook above.