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One day workshop in Hawke’s Bay

Our trustee, Rob McGowan, has organised a fantastic workshop in Hawke’s Bay on Tuesday, 29th January. This will be an excellent one-day workshop on planting and managing native trees to support environmental sustainability. Spaces are limited and you need to register by this Wednesday (23rd) so don’t delay!

Click here for the pdf with all of the details.

Congratulations to our trustee, Rob McGowan

Rob McGowan, trustee and one of the founders of Tāne’s Tree Trust, has recently been awarded the esteemed Loder Cup, acknowledging individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to conserving New Zealand’s native plants. Read more here.

Totara Industry Pilot Project

An excellent stand of farm tōtara trees recently assessed by Paul Quinlan as part of the Totara Industry Pilot Project.
The sample plot values for this stand estimates a merchantable timber volume per hectare of 390m3, with a stocking rate of 340 stems/ha (of trees with diameters at breast height (DBH) above 30cm), and with a mean DBH of 45cm.
Many trees have 10-14m of merchantable bole length. Small areas of such high-quality regenerated trees present an excellent opportunity for sustainable forest management.

The Northland Totara Industry Pilot Project is a collaborative project with MPI, Scion, Tane’s Tree Trust, Northland Inc. and Te Taitokerau Maori Forestry Collective with “He tōtara tuturu - He iwi tū tonu (Sturdy tōtara - sustainable communities)” as their vision statement.