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We love our forests

Timber species

Forests and wood

Forestry resources


Further reading

This section provides references to further reading for forests and wood.

General interest:

Cockayne, A.H. 1914. The Monterey pine: the great timber-tree of the future. The Journal of Agriculture 8(1): 1-26.

Maclaren, J.P. 1993. Radiata pine growers’ manual. FRI Bulletin 184. 140 pp. Available at

Sutton, W.R.J. 1999. Does the world need planted forests? NZ J For 44(2): 24-29. Aug 1999.

Tree breeding:

Burdon, R.D. Breeding radiata pine – historical overview. NZ J For 52(4): 4-6. Feb 2008.

Burdon, R.D. Breeding radiata pine – future technical challenges. NZ J For 53(1): 3-5. May 2008


Kimberley, M.; West, G.; Dean, M.; and Knowles, L. 2005. The 300 Index – a volume productivity index for radiata pine. NZ J For 50(2): 13-18. Aug 2005.

Bateson, J. 2005. The Calculator revisited – every farm forester should have one. NZ Tree Grower, p. 16. Aug 2005.

Wood quality:

Maclaren, P. 1997. The importance of wood quality. NZ J For 42(3): 3-4. Nov 1997.

Miller, W. 2002. An overview of wood quality issues and their impact: a personal view. NZ J For 47(3): 11-13. Nov 2002.


Hall, P. 1998. Logging residues at landings. NZ J For 43(1): 30-32. May 1998.