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Trees on farms

Planting trees gives many returns – financial, providing habitat for native species and creating a landscape we can all enjoy. The secret of successful results is to match the tree to the use and locality, and manage it in the right way. Trees on Farms cover image

‘Trees on Farms: a guide with local experience of growing trees in the Waikato Region’ covers a range of aspects of selection, establishment and care of trees on farms. It also includes comments and case studies from land owners who attended one of four ‘Trees on Farms’ workshops, sharing a range of different local experiences. You can view or print the report from this page.

You can also check out our publications to order a printed copy of the ‘Trees on Farms‘ book.

What you’ll find in ‘Trees on Farms’

The contents of ‘Trees on Farms’ has been split into two files. Use the table of contents below as a guide before clicking on the relevant file or files.

Chapters 1-7, p 3-27
(707 kb, 101 seconds to download, 56k modem)

Chapters 8-11, p 29-52
(516 kb, 73 seconds to download, 56k modem)

Table of Contents

  Cover page  
  Foreword  
  Table of contents  
1. Introduction 3
2. Why Plant Trees? 4
3. Getting Local Information 5
4. Web Sites 6
5. Planning 7
  Checking Site Conditions
Where to Plant
What to Plant
Specific Planting Goals
- Shade
- Shelter
- Soil Erosion
- Enhancing native habitat
- Timber
- Riparian Planting
- Stock feed
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10
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6. Planting 22
  When to Plant
Preparing the Site
Obtaining Plants
Planting Tips
Maintenance
Weeds and Other Care
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7. What’s Being Planted Where 27
8. Case Studies 29
  Shade and Shelter
Heritage, Timber and Erosion Control
Practical Shade on a Dairy and Maize Cropping Farm
Multi-purpose Shelter for a Dairy Herd
Reducing Stress on a Deer Farm
Trees in a Wet Landscape
An Ideal Way to Grow Blackwoods
Replacing Willows in Gullies with Native Trees
30
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38
40
9. Trees on Farms – Market Information 42
  Species
- Radiata Pine
Other Species
Market Demand
- Future Trends
- Tree Quality
- Harvesting and Transport Costs
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10. Annotated Bibliography 45
  General
Shade
Exotic Timber
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11. A Guide to Tree Species 51
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