The discovery of the Myrtle Rust fungal disease in Northland and Taranaki last month is sending shivers through some sectors of the forestry industry. Myrtle Rust could seriously affect Eucalyptus trees as well as others in the myrtle family, including Pohutukawa, Rata...


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Harvesting on steep sites is about to undergo another revolution in New Zealand, with plans afoot to shrink the size of yarder landings and shift log sorting/stacking off the landing among the proposed innovations...



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There have been some outstanding results from some outstanding participants in the first few months of the 2017 edition of Top Spot. If you watched or read the announcements of the Rugby World Cup draw last month, you would have heard reference to the “Pool of Death”. Well, in many respects....

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A workshop to improve the understanding of, planning for, and operating cable-assist harvesting systems is among the latest moves by FICA to assist contractors get the most from new technology...



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At the heart of the steep site harvesting plan outlined by Forest Growers Research is the simple two-stage concept.

The idea of transporting wood...


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If you think you have challenges trying to harvest wood in difficult country during torrential rain, try recovering and then processing trees from the bottom of a deep lake. It requires a whole new approach to logging...

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