Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:55

More farmland goes in to trees

A large foreign-financed but New Zealand owned investment company has brought a big station in the Wairarapa for forestry development.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:24

Death by trees

OPINION: Your canine crusader finds it ironic that the pompously self-proclaimed ‘champion’ of the provinces and ‘first citizen’ of regional NZ, Shane Jones, is single handedly destroying the regions.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 08:57

Call for no more trees

A new lobby group is calling for an immediate halt to the government’s plans to plant a billon trees, saying it will damage the environment and harm New Zealand’s rural economy.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 October 2016 07:55

More tree planting to meet obligations

The government is looking at how to get more trees planted as a key part of meeting its Paris agreement obligations, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

Published in General News
Monday, 15 February 2016 06:55

Farmers shrugging off tree planting

The cost and benefits of planting trees to help mitigate environmental effects of dairy farming need to be shared by us all to succeed, a new study says.

Published in Agribusiness

The cost and benefits of planting trees to help mitigate environmental effects of dairy farming need to be shared by us all for it to succeed, a new study says.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:30

Survey for farm tree database

Farmers wanting information about planting and managing trees in the working landscape will soon be able to access a new online – and free – database.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:58

Plant trees for growing gains

WINTER IS traditionally a good time for planting trees as soil temperatures are low and the roots can more easily acclimatise to any new environment they’re planted in. So it’s timely to talk about how using trees to create shelterbelts on farms can provide a range of environmental, economic and animal welfare benefits.

Published in Management
 

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What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

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