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.
Posted on: 15 October 2018
Tāne’s Tree Trust AGM and Field Trip
24th - 25th November 2018
Sustained Yield Beech Management - Canterbury and West Coast
Saturday 24th -
9am Drive from Christchurch airport to Oxford. Meet up with anyone joining in their own car
10am Drive to John Wardle’s property, a continuous cover beech and pine operation
1pm Drive to Greymouth with a stop at Mt White Bridge – view mountain beech forest
4.30pm AGM at The Ashley Hotel conference room, including presentations
Sunday 25th -
8am Drive to Ken Ferguson’s Gray Valley farm, a large sheep and beef farm with sustainably managed beech
- With stops at kahikatea/matai remnant stand, clear fell regeneration and thinning site and large wind throw recovery site
11am Leave for Reefton to visit NZSFP Mill site – timber and veneer operation
1.30pm Drive to Christchurch via Lewis Pass
4.30pm Arrive at Christchurch airport
NB: all times are approximate, except the meeting time in Oxford on Saturday at 10am
We will be taking minivans from Christchurch. The cost is $100 per person (return trip).
You can join us in your own car as well - please meet in Oxford at 10am.
Posted on: 5 October 2018
From food to climate change: why planting trees really counts
Click on the link below to read a fantastic opinion piece by Adele Fitzpatrick, chief executive of Trees That Count, on why planting trees matters.
incorporating research by Dr Jacqui Aimers and Tāne’s Tree Trust.
Posted on: 27 September 2018