Planting for timber and shelter in Otago

McLean, Vivienne
May 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2009, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p28
The article focuses on the forest farm of John and Heather Prebble in East Otago, New Zealand. It describes the objectives of John to develop a sustainable farming system that takes account of the climatic conditions. The farm's soil condition, land size, livestock and temperature are also discussed. It explains how the application of boron had helped macrocarpas in the farm recover from cypress canker infection. The Prebbles decided to plant poplars as a feeding stock for their steers during drought. A Sustainable Farming Fund trial was set up in 2004 to evaluate the effects of pruning treatments on tree fodder production and leaf retention.


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