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Low-volume selective harvesting of farm totara - a practical trial

Authors: Paul Quinlan
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2022, Issue N.Z.J.For. 67(2) 2022, pp 30–35, Aug 2022
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: This paper looks at whether low-cost and farm-based harvest equipment is a viable option for small-volume selective harvesting of farm totara. It also asks when the cost of transporting heavy machinery to site makes harvesting small volumes uneconomic, could Europeanstyle harvesting methods work in New Zealand? A practical trial in Northland provides some of the answers to these questions.