The blackwood sceptic

Mackenzie, Malcolm
August 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p10
The article discusses the author's experience on planting blackwood sceptic. They started planting blackwood in 1985 under the guidance and financial assistance of the local regional council, which was then the New Zealand Waikato Valley Authority. Significant pruning and thinning work are necessary if some value from blackwood is to be achieved. The grow rates of the trees is mentioned. He estimates the cost of growing blackwood. He is concerned about the lack of harvesting and marketing infrastructure for blackwood forestry.


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