Sawdust and two-stroke

Blake, Gary
August 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p13
The article highlights a field trip at the Te Akatea farm held during the 2007 conference of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association. Marcella and John Hodgson have farmed the property for 30 years using organic principles. Marcella emphasized the importance of trees in land management, including an explanation of why they were there. The purpose of the field day was to demonstrate the use of small scale harvesting and processing equipment for forest use. The day started in the shed with everything participants needed to know about chainsaws, followed by the Woodmizer horizontal bandsaw mill with hydraulic loading and the Posch log splitter driven by the tractor power take-off.


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