Coast redwood silviculture in New Zealand

Dean, Mark
February 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p6
The article offers information on the Californian coastal redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, grown in New Zealand. When correct siting and establishment practices are attended to, growth rates of redwoods can equal or better those of radiata pine. Topics discussed include redwood markets, establishment of redwoods, pruning and thinning, silvicultural challenges like avoiding the stimulation of epicormics and maintaining live or moribund branches in lower unpruned logs, log quality, and continuous cover management.


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