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Publications and reports

There are a wide range of outputs from the work of the NTWG and TTT relating to research and management of naturally regenerating totara on farmland in Northland, and of related work from collaborators and others as listed below. Many of these will become available from this website as PDFs or links as the TTT Indigenous Forestry Reference Database is developed.

  • Bergin, D.O. 2001: Growth and management of planted and regenerating stands of Podocarpus totara D.Don. PhD thesis, University of Waikato. 316p.
  • Bergin, D.O. 2003: Totara establishment, growth and management. New Zealand Indigenous Tree Bulletin No. 1. New Zealand Forest Research Institute. 40p.
  • Bergin, D.O.; Kimberley, M.O. 2003: Growth and yield of totara in planted stands. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 33(2): 244-264.
  • Bergin, D. O. 2007: Establishment of silvicultural trials in naturally-regenerating stands of totara on farmland, Northland, New Zealand. Progress report for the Northland Totara Working Group. Contract Report 12565 (unpubl.). Scion, Rotorua. 21p.
  • Bergin, D. O. 2008: Silvicultural trials and wood quality studies with naturally-regenerating stands of totara stands, Northland, New Zealand. Second Year Progress Report for the Northland Totara Working Group. Contract Report (unpubl.). Scion, Rotorua. 21p.
  • Bergin, D. 2009: Assessing regenerating totara on the farm. A preliminary guide for landowners in Northland. Contract Report for the Northland Regional Council (Envirolink 516-NLRC). Contract Report (unpubl.). Scion, Rotorua. 27p.
  • Bergin, D.; Kimberley, M. 2009: Silvicultural Trials and Wood Quality Studies with Naturally-Regenerating Totara, Northland, New Zealand. Third Year Progress Report for the Northland Totara Working Group. Contract Report, Scion (unpubl.). 30p.
  • Bergin, D.; Kimberley, M. 2010: Thinning and pruning of totara-dominant naturally regenerating forest in Northland. In: Barton, I.; Gadgil, R.; Bergin, D. (Eds.) Managing native trees – towards a national strategy. Proceedings of the Tane’s Tree Trust 10th Anniversary Conference and Workshop held at the University of Waikato 18-20 November 2009. Tāne’ Tree Trust. 39-43.
  • Bergin, D. O.; Kimberley, M. O. 2014: Factors influencing natural regeneration of totara (Podocarpus totara D.Don) on grazed hill country grassland in Northland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal Forestry Science 44 (13).
  • Cown, D.; Bergin, D.; Quinlan, P. 2009: Totara – a growing resource. New Zealand Tree Grower 30 (4): 23-24.
  • Davey, B. 2013: Totara ingrade test results. (PDF, 134.44 KB) Scion Report prepared for Farm Forestry Timbers (NZ Farm Forestry Association) (unpubl.) 8p.
  • Kennedy, C. 2007: Developing methodology for resource assessment of naturally regenerating totara in the Whangaroa Community Area, Northland, New Zealand. Tane’s Tree Trust Report for the Northland Totara Working Group. (PDF, 4.41 MB) 30p.
  • McKinley, R. 2008: Selected wood properties of naturally regenerating farm-grown totara from Northland. Scion Contract Report to the Northland Totara Working Group. Unpubl. 7p.
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment 2002: Weaving resilience into our working lands: recommendations for future roles of native plants. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Wellington. 39p.
  • Quinlan, P. 2004: Managing totara on farms under the Forests Act. Indigena June 2004. NZ Farm Forestry Association.
  • Quinlan, P. 2010: A role for totara in rural production landscapes. In: Barton, I.; Gadgil, R.; Bergin, D. (Eds.) Managing native trees – towards a national strategy. Proceedings of the Tāne’s Tree Trust 10th Anniversary Conference and Workshop held at the University of Waikato 18-20 November 2009. Tāne’s Tree Trust. 31-35.
  • Quinlan, P. 2011: Existing uses and market development opportunities for naturally regeneration totara timber (PDF, 3.27 MB). SFF Project L10/145. Report for the Northland Totara Working Group. 98p.
  • Quinlan, P.; Bergin, D.; Barton, I.; Berg, P.; 2011: Promoting the management of a naturally regenerating native forest resource for commercial timber production. A case-study based around Podocarpus totara. ANZIF Conference, Auckland, 1-5th May 2011- Pacific Forestry…Growing a Forestry Future linked with 2011, the UN International Year of Forests. Concurrent Session 4: Forest Extension. 19p.
  • Quinlan, P.; Bergin, M.; Bergin, D.; Kimberley, M. 2013: Management of naturally regenerating totara on farms – thinning and pruning. Tane’s Tree Trust Technical Handbook Article No. 11.3. 12p. (PDF, 4.58 MB)
  • Quinlan, P. 2017: Examples of Totara Sapwood resisting attack by the Common Household Borer (Anobium Punctatum) (PDF, 2.73 MB). Report on behalf of the Northland Totara Working Group, Tane’s Tree Trust (Unpubl.) 20p.
  • Quinlan, P.; Bergin, M,; Bergin, D. 2018: Weaving resilience into our farming landscapes with native forestry - Tane’s Tree Trust Technical Handbook Article No. 11.4. (PDF, 1.33 MB)12p.
  • Quinlan, P. 2021: Metsulfuron over tōtara seedlings spray trial – results after 14 months. (unpubl.) 15p.
  • Satchell, D. 2016: Pathways to Building Code Compliance for Farm-tōtara timber. Tane’s Tree Trust. (unpubl.) 50p.
  • Satchell, D. 2021: Land use options and economic returns for marginal hill country in Northland. Northland Regional Council report.19p.
  • Young, L.; Norton, D. 2016: Sustainable totara management and biodiversity conservation in Northland (PDF, 1012.43 KB) (Unpubl.) 4p.

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