NTWG News, Articles and Downloads
Newsletters are produced by Northland Totara Working Group. Back copies are available to download below.
Economics of tōtara plantations in Northland
A report by the Northland Regional Council indicates that tōtara could be a viable land use option for marginal hill country in the region. It compares returns from pine, tōtara, and farming. In some scenarios plantation tōtara forestry could be more profitable than pastoral farming. This report should encourage land owners considering native forestry as an integrated land use option. Vist the NRC webpage for more information: https://www.nrc.govt.nz/resource-library-summary/publications/land/land-use-options-and-economic-returns-for-marginal-hill-country-in-northland/
Other Tane’s Tree Trust Publications
Smith, M. 2021: TIP project report confirms viability of a regional native species-based industry - Part 1. Courtesy of Timber and Forestry E news, issue 640, 14 Jan 2021.
Smith, M. 2021: Tōtara in Northland: Key issues related to managing this ‘new’ resource in NZ - Part 2. Courtesy of Timber and Forestry E news, issue 641, 21 Jan 2021.
Northland totara: sustainably managing a native forest resource in New Zealand, Michael Smith, courtesy of Timber & Forestry e-news, November 2020
NZ Farm Forestry Association, Spciality timbers; https://www.nzffa.org.nz/specialty-timber-market/showcase/farm-totara/
Tōtara Industry Pilot project website: https://www.totaraindustry.co.nz/