TITLE

An overview of alternative species plantations in New Zealand

AUTHOR(S)
Poole, Barry
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses some of the forgotten alternative species that farm foresters can grow. Acacias, eucalypts, poplars, redwoods and willows are some of the species with potential in the New Zealand environment. Economic return and perceived market opportunities are the main reasons for investing in alternative species for both small and larger growers. According to a survey, there are concerns among potential investors in alternative species over economic risk and a perceived lack of market for forest produce. However, there are positive signs that demand for timber and wood fibre will continue to grow while natural forest supplies are reducing. The New Zealand government has several reasons for promoting investments in alternative species such as helping import substitution.
ACCESSION #
27731367

 

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