Improving management of post-harvest risks in steepland plantations

Authors: Tim Payn, Chris Phillips, Les Basher, Brenda Baillie, Loretta Garrett, Duncan Harrison, Marie Heaphy, Mike Marden
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2015, Issue N.Z.J.For. 60(2) 2015, pp 3-6, Aug 2015
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: This overview paper introduces the topic of interrotational management of steepland forests and is the first of a series of short papers on post-harvest steepland forest management. These papers focus on: what we know; what research we are currently undertaking in the national Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) programme funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Forest Growers Levy Trust (FGLT); what we still need to know; and the implications for steepland management. Topics covered are freshwater management, nutrient supply over multiple rotations, the role of tree roots in slope stabilisation, and risk management approaches in erodible terrains.