The Tree Planters Record System positive feedback from an early user

Palmer, Harriet
February 2006
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 the whole block in radiata pine. The appeal of the Tree Planters Record System for Mawson was first and foremost to have a good set of records for the property. Information stored in the system by Mawson includes a detailed map of the property, and records of all operations to date. Mawson claims he would have used it more to act as a way of helping to plan operations. In theory, the package can be downloaded from the Internet, but in Mawson's case he got a compact disc from Euan Mason, one of the system's designers.


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