Category Archives: Plantation Forestry

In the hills of Cheviot

North Canterbury Farm Forestry Association visited a couple of farms near Cheviot last Thursday. The first is a small–holding north of Cheviot that was enthusiastically planted and landscaped around 20 years ago, with ponds ornamental trees and walnuts. The property … Continue reading

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Wild about Pines

North Canterbury Farm Forestry Field Day 25th March 2015 Wilding Pines in the Craigieburn area. Way back around the end of the 19th Century, the NZ government got a little worried about what was going to happen in the future … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: April – May

Upcoming events for Farm Forestry, Tree Crops Association, Canterbury Botanical Society and the NZ Dryland Forest Initiative.

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Tree Crops at Hestebu

We hosted the Canterbury Tree Croppers for a stroll around our fruit and forest plantings.  Not bad, 15 people other than committee members.  There’s not a lot to see in early spring but I got to talk about some of … Continue reading

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Showing potential but scruffy at 21

Part II of the Farm Forestry field day was a visit to a plantation of Cupressus macrocarpa and Pinus radiata on the banks of the Ashley River.  They had survived the severe winds a year ago (when most stands this … Continue reading

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