Action groups enjoy diversity of new farm park

Cooke, Jim; Satchell, Dean
November 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p18
The article describes a visit made by farm foresters to Atiu Creek Farm in New Zealand. The visit was aimed at viewing some of the property's woodlots. In the first stop, a small stand of mature spotted gum, Eucalyptus maculata, was seen adjacent to Cryptomeria japonica in a sheltered valley. There was a discussion on the dead branches developing in the crown of a 19-year-old Cupressus lusitanica. Another stop featured a stand of blackwood inter-planted with macrocarpa. Other trees in the property are turpentine and redwood. A concern is expressed over impending problems with redwood timber, as well as wood quality in the country.


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