It's all about density

Gordon, Angus
November 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p14
The article features Hautapu Pine Products tree farm which is located on the north bank of the Orua river east of Apiti and adjacent to the Ruahine range in New Zealand. The majority of the property is a series of terraces and rolling land that are covered in outwash gravels from the adjacent Ruahine range and a considerable depth of volcanic ash top soil. It has an initial planting densities of 4,000 stems every hectare being planted in the first two seasons. The property is to be planted for roundwood production. It describes the toppling of radiata pine from heavy snow on a damp site with shallow top soil and a sedimentary sub-soil with restricted drainage.


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