Tree Trial Data

Most of the Montfort Trimble Foundations objectives outlined in the Act of Parliament establishing the foundation deal with the production of timber. The foundation has embarked on a comprehensive series of trials to determine the performance of various species of indigenous and exotic tress that might suit the dry East Coast country. The trees are planted in blocks of about fifty and each tree is inividually identified and measured every year.

Each block of trees has been assigned an alphabetical letter and each tree within the block a number so all trees are uniquely identified. Tree IDs are permanently written on aluminium tags attached to a stake next to each tree.


The results of the 2017 measurements of the Indigenous Trials are summarised here:

Indigenous trial data


Discussion on trial layout at a typical site. Participants from the left are Stu Orme forest manager , Hilton Dickens farm forester, Peter Berg and David Bergen from Tane Tree Trust.


Views from near the trig

Views from near the trig


View of the trial terrain

View of the trial terrain

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