Action Group Weekend footnote

Bulloch, Bruce
February 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p35
This article deals with the Action Group weekend, a practice that has been gaining increasing acceptance as a fixture of the annual farm forestry calendar in New Zealand. The groups tend to work through similar sorts of scenarios as they try to winkle out the best sites and best management regimes for their chosen species. In addition, the nature of people committed to special purpose species is that their interest usually extends to more than one group. The Middle Districts weekend has showed that the qualities conventionally attributed to farm foresters are flourishing. There is willingness to experiment and readiness to exchange information. One prosaic challenge for the anointed scribe for the day is photographing special purpose species without a radiata pine intruding.


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