TITLE

The Pottinger legacy

AUTHOR(S)
Palmer, Harriet; Levett, Allan
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article offers a look at the contribution of the late forest owner Jim Pottinger to farm forestry in New Zealand. The Pottinger farmhouse sits comfortably at the lowest point of the property, surrounded by mature gardens and a variety of semi-mature trees. When the Pottingers first arrived at the farm in 1950, the original property, a rehab block of 520 hectares, was divided into only four paddocks. Jim realized that a way to ameliorate the climate, improve his animals and keep his land from washing away, was to plant trees. Tree planting in gullies and exposed corners started in 1953 and continued annually until the 1980s when the pattern changed, according to the immaculate tree records that Jim kept throughout his farming career. Their pattern of planting began to change towards production forestry during the 1980s.
ACCESSION #
20252370

 

Related Articles

  • The Tree Planters Record System positive feedback from an early user. Palmer, Harriet // New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p41 

    This article reports that Hugh Mawson, a retired engineer and a Middle Districts branch member of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association, has adopted the computer-based Tree Planters Record System. Hugh and his wife have invested in a 12-hectare block of land in 1994. They decided to plant...

  • Action Group Weekend footnote. Bulloch, Bruce // 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...

  • Who would have thought? Advice to leave the ETS. Orme, Stuart // New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2014, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p25 

    The article offers advice for New Zealand farm forest owners on how to leave the Emissions Trading Scheme as they start the year 2014. Farm forest owners are advised to complete their emissions return for the year ended December 31, 2013, gain their 2013 New Zealand Unit credits, and exit by...

  • Turning MAF policy into profit. Orme, Stuart // New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p38 

    The article offers a discussion on how can forest owners qualify to register in the Emissions Trading Scheme in New Zealand by the end of March 2010. Deadline for registration of potential participants is until the end of 2012. Also cited are the costs of registration. At issue are the...

  • A visit to Manutahi Forest. Faulkner, Rodney // New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2009, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p42 

    This article focuses on the Manutahi Forest and its surrounding farming community in Ruatoria, New Zealand. Majority of the forest was planted in alternative species to provide a more aesthetic backdrop and to provide recreational activities to the community. Radiata, Eucalyptus muelleriana and...

  • Improving safety for farm foresters. Bateson, Julian // New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2010, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p36 

    The risks in the business of forestry have been known for a long time and ACC has been targeting the industry for the past few years. As a result they have managed to significantly reduce the number of accidents to professional foresters. They expect that this downward trend in forestry...

  • Harvest surprise. Mackenzie, Malcolm // New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2013, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p22 

    We have recently harvested a woodlot planted in ] 989. The planting regime chosen was as a result of a Waitomo branch farm forestry branch trip to the Bay of Plenty and may surprise a few foresters. On that trip we visited Geoff and Gill Brann and saw their many woodlots. Their youngest...

  • Is it an oops, or was it completely avoidable? Laurie, Allan // New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2014, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p36 

    The article reviews the farm forestry industry in New Zealand (NZ) for May and June 2014. Topics discussed include net royalties of many NZ forest owners falling as much as 80 percent as the period saw an unprecedented 25 percent drop in settlements in China to 120 NZ dollars. Also mentioned are...

  • Kyoto Uncertainties Deterring Investors. Edlin, Bob // New Zealand Forest Industries;Oct2004, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p35 

    The article focuses on issues related to forestry industry in New Zealand (NZ). The NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Nursery Survey and Provisional Plantings Estimates show that there were 40,400 hectares of new plantation last year compared with 40,400 in 1999. A hefty decline. And a...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics