City Forests Limited - committed to cypresses

Palmer, Harriet
February 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p11
This article focuses on City Forests Limited (CFL). The firm started in the era when European-style forestry was still being practiced in New Zealand. CFL is one of the dominant forest owners in the Otago/Southland region of New Zealand. The strategy for cypress production derived at CFL had a clear emphasis, which it has maintained. Its target production quantity was deemed to be the critical mass that would generate viable marketing opportunities. To meet its sustainable production target, CFL set out to plant between 30 and 60 hectares of cypress every two years. CFL has found that the cost of early cypress silviculture, particularly pruning, is much higher than for radiata pine.


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