Diary

Trial results

The measuring of trees in the Exotic and indigenous trials have been completed for the year.  As expected growth rates were slower than 2012 but most species survived the drought well.  The exception is the Silver Beech showing some mortality.  The results can be viewed by clicking on these links.

Indigenous 2013

Exotics 2013

 

Posted by on August 3, 2013 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Kowhai creek track improved

Kowhai creek track

The first section the trck along the Kowhai creek has been formed with a layer of crushed lime. Makes walking much easier

Posted by on June 19, 2013 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

New track created

New gully track

A new track on Rewanui has been created to establish a loop through the Eastern end of the property. The new track runs parallel to the road and goes from the eastern road entrance up on to the flats.  Redwoods are planted along much of the route.

Posted by on April 11, 2013 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Dry conditions

Red beech trees coping well with the dry conditions

In common with much of the North Island conditions are very dry at Rewanui but the indigenous trial trees are doing well.  Silver beech are the only ones show stress at this stage.

Posted by on March 7, 2013 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Fire

Damage caused by a fire next to SH2

In early February a fire was deliberately lit on the edge of the Trimble forest opposite the Pioneer Museum. It was reported by a milk tanker driver at about midnight and was under control within an hour thanks the good effort of the fire service.  Damage was confined to a small area of .13 ha. A good save by all those involved.

Posted by on February 7, 2013 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Field day

Participants setting out

About fifty people attended a fielday to assess the growth of the various species in the exotics trial. Speakers talked about the attributes of Eucalypt, Cypress and Redwood species and a demonstration of pruning cyuprss was held.

Posted by on November 28, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Car park sign

Car park sign

We have erected a sign at the entrance to the Rewanui car park.  The timber for the sign is windall Totara milled from the Trimble forest North of Masterton

Posted by on October 22, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Scion visit

Scion visit

We recently hosted representatives from Scion with the intention of forging closer links with the CRSI. Ecki Brockerhoff and Peter Clinton (Scion) shelter from the norwester while they discuss options with Mike Wyeth (Trustee) and Stu Orme.

Posted by on September 11, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Riparian planting

Whareama School pupils

Our trail camera captued this shot of some of the Whareama School pupils during a planting session along the kowhai creek.

Posted by on August 20, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

Timber storage

Totara arriving at Henley

The Foundation has contributed to the cost of a new shed at Henley lake. We will use part of the space to store and sort some of the timber we have from windfall trees.  The photo is the the first lot of timber arriving at the new shed.

Posted by on July 25, 2012 · Category: Monthly Updates · Leave a Comment 

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