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Halliday, Mike
May 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2009, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p32
The article focuses on timbers used in a house constructed by the author. As chairman of the Indigenous Forest Section of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association, the author decided to use indigenous timbers to promote the sustainable use of these timbers. It relates the process of milling radiata including the mistakes made by the author during the process. The Douglas fir used in the house were planted in 1959 on the day that the British Lions played Taranaki. It mentions the characteristics of redwood and deodar timbers.


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