Harvesting and marketing some pruned redwood giants

Tombleson, Jeff
February 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses the harvesting and marketing of the 26 giant redwood trees felled in 1997 near the Redwood Memorial Grove in Rotorua, New Zealand. The 96-year-old trees were felled for varying reasons including their proximity to buildings and their average diameter was one meter. The article also discusses the use of the beak of a loader to push the trees over, the average merchantable weight, the rarity of high quality pruned logs, marketing the logs, the prices of the logs, the use of the unpruned logs for sawing and profiling, and the use of the pruned logs for clear grade boards.


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