Hi,I am trying to get hold of a source of Pistachio trees of the P.Vera Species. I am very keen to try to start Mixed Nut orchard in Central Otago. Any Contacts/Info would be very much appreciated.Thanks Gabriel
Murray Redpath, NZTCA National President.
Treecropper | June 2013 | Issue 74 | P2
Waikato hosted a wonderful conference, with workshops, speakers and field trips showing productive enterprises over a wide range of scales from back yards to large commercial orchards.
It is wonderful watching our members share information, debate the different philosophies of how to grow a productive landscape, and enjoy themselves, the same things that have gone on during Tree Crops conferences for as long as I can remember.
A news item in the January 28th copy of the NZ Farmers Weekly announced, “NZ grassland ripe to be restored”. [Read more…] about Restore poor grassland into productive mixed tree-cropping woodlands?
Tree Planting and Animals
by Nick Ledgard
Canterbury Branch Member
All planters of shelterbelts and woodlots are fully aware of the need to protect trees from stock. Most, like me, have learnt the hard way that there is no place for sub-standard fencing. Even just one breakthrough within the first 3-4 years can spell doom for most trees.
But few of us succeed in isolating young plants from smaller animals such as hares, rabbits and opossums.
Therefore, farmers will be interested to hear of a ‘vermin repellent’ which seems to be working for the Forest Research Institute at Ilam. [Read more…] about Tree Planting Animal Repellent