Milling trees from a smallholding

Fairweather, John
August 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p23
The article illustrates a recent example of small scale milling of trees north of Rangiora, North Canterbury in New Zealand to produce a sawn wood for the owner's use. The owner decided to mill some trees to provide rails suitable for the horse riding arena on the property. The trees planted by the former owner include eucalypts and macrocarpa. The milling process is described. To slow the rate of drying, eucalypts need special care in the stack. It recommends using a preservative on the eucalyptus as a fencing option.


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