Blackwood at Balcairn - A failed dream?

Fairweather, John
August 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p8
The article discusses the author's experience of growing blackwood at Balcairn in New Zealand. The aims of their forestry are to grow a variety of softwood and hardwood timber trees, manage them well with timely pruning and thinning and add value to the harvested trees by milling on site. Agroforestry is their original intention, wherein they plan to plant rows of blackwood in combination with grazing stock. He explains the reason they changed their goals from agroforestry to woodlot forestry. He recommends that careful thought is given to site selection and management system when considering growing blackwood.


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