Award for Innovation in Sustainable Farm Forestry

Palmer, Harriet
August 2005
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2005, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p10
This article focuses on the field day held by Benjamin and Sylvia Lee in their farm in New Zealand in recognition of the 2005 Transpower Landcare Trust Grants Programme award they received. The field day was attended by over 30 people, including Don Ross, the CEO of the Landcare Trust, and four North Island Landcare Trust staff- Robyn Skelton, Nadene Terry, Don Morrison and Nick Edgar. The focus of this field day was some of the alternative species plantings on the property, especially the cypresses. Don Tantrum and Ian Nicholas were amongst those attending the field day, making for some knowledgeable discussion. The future of the macrocarpa clone, kukupa, was discussed. Plantings of kukupa at the Lee's were not showing much evidence of canker, but in general kukupa has been found to be canker-susceptible, and it is no longer recommended for planting. INSET: Landcare Trust.


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