Ensuring the sustainability of New Zealand forests

Clinton, Peter
May 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p37
The article offers a guide to ensuring the sustainability of planted forests in New Zealand. For radiata pine and Cupressus lusitanica, the key soil indicators of productivity include soil carbon to nitrogen ratio, total soil nitrogen and total soil phosphorus and depth of top soil. According to the article, porosity and air temperature and root zone water storage provide the basis for forest managers to understand and compare the relative productive capacity of sites in any part of New Zealand. The three major components of forest productivity are tree genetics, silvicultural regimes and site characteristics.


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