Wide planting does not work

Jones, Ken; Cullen, Neil
February 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p4
The article discusses the process of wide tree planting. The advocates of this system believed that the reduced establishment and tending costs and increased grazing obtained in such blocks would offset any other disadvantages. This system is also known as agro-forestry. Heavy branching was common and essential to achieve good butt logs. However, a recent harvest of wide planted block illustrates some disadvantages. There was a big difference in returns and it even allowed cost increases which led to the collapse of the market.


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