Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (0 bytes)

Title: California's coast redwood in New Zealand

Author: Gaman, Tom;

Date: 2012

Source: In: Standiford, Richard B.; Weller, Theodore J.; Piirto, Douglas D.; Stuart, John D., tech. coords. Proceedings of coast redwood forests in a changing California: A symposium for scientists and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-238. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. pp. 611-615

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

   Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Description: New Zealanders are making a significant effort to develop their forest industry to benefit from rapid growth exhibited by Sequoia sempervirens on both the North Island and South Island. US and New Zealand forest products companies have established redwood plantations in the past decade, and have found that microclimate, site preparation, soil chemistry, fertilization and precise silvicultural practices are all of utmost importance. Farm foresters have established experimental redwood tree crops alongside Pinus radiata and many other western US and NZ native species. The NZ Farm Forestry Association Redwood Working Group has many experimental growth monitoring plots scattered around the country. Nursery producers are testing several California redwood clones that have shown exceptional promise. Researchers have been monitoring plantations of these and other clones here in California and in New Zealand. Genetic traits such as wood density, growth rates, and knot size are known to affect final product quality. Tree growers recognize the importance of investment in improved growing stock. While New Zealand plans to develop domestic and Australian markets for redwood products, growers hope to develop a redwood timber that will be competitive in international forest products markets.

Keywords: redwood, New Zealand, plantation, tree improvement, farm forestry

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Gaman, Tom. 2012. California's coast redwood in New Zealand. In: Standiford, Richard B.; Weller, Theodore J.; Piirto, Douglas D.; Stuart, John D., tech. coords. Proceedings of coast redwood forests in a changing California: A symposium for scientists and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-238. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. pp. 611-615.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.