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 Forest Talk

Budget 2020 included $100 million for wilding pine control through the Jobs for Nature programme. The nationwide plan to tackle more than 800,000 hectares of wilding pine infestations over the next year will generate up to 550 new jobs and help prevent future wild fires....

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Finland’s Ponsse has a penchant for naming

its forestry machines after animals... sometimes with no obvious connection to their role.

But that’s not the case with the Ponsse Elephant King. The analogy between the animal kingdom’s big beast of burden and the top-of-the range...

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Breaking out: A solution for permanent forests

Back in 2005 the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) approved a plan for its 650-hectare reserves to be managed as a permanent mixed-age amenity forest, allowing limited commercial recovery.

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Worker wellness: FACT FIRST AID

The injuries associated with logging are rarely minor! There is no such thing as a small chainsaw wound. Commonly we see crush injuries to both the limbs and the body, head injuries, spinal injuries, and also chainsaw wounds.” Strong words from Samantha Baxendale....

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New Iron

Paul Woods has put a new Volvo EC300DL forestry carrier to work at Mount Cook Station in Canterbury. The New EC300DL is matched well with a Satco 3L2Tsc harvester and the combination with the Volvo positive control hydraulics adds to the performance.

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Top Spot

Unlike driving in Auckland, congestion

in this competition is a good thing. Particularly as it shows participants are getting core skills right but also some of the extra skills that we believe forestry professionals demonstrate day in and day out.

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