Alternatives to pine on your farm

Want to grow some trees on your farm, but not pines? Come and see some great examples at free field days starting in March.

New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) members will share their experiences of what grows well and where, success and failure, costs and returns. They are showcasing farm forestry in 20 locations across the country.

Event dates

Hosted by the NZFFA, with support from Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, the first 3 hour field days will be held on:

  • 14 March - Balclutha
  • 16 March - Greymouth
  • 21 March - Gisborne
  • 21 March - Whanganui
  • 21 March - Waikanae/Paraparaumu
  • 23 March - Rangiora
  • 23 March - Winton
  • 24 March - Taupo
  • 27 March - Te Puke
  • 28 March - Masterton
  • 20 April - Nelson
  • 11 May - Bulls
  • 5 May - Otorohanga
  • 30 May - Marlborough
  • 1 June - Kerikeri
  • 8 June - Raethihi.

Events with dates to be confirmed

  • May - Havelock North
  • April - Lower North
  • Mid Otago
  • Ashburton.

What to expect

Each field day will be about 3 hours and involve:

  • a tour of the property
  • a description of the location
  • why the trees were chosen
  • how they were planted
  • their survival and performance
  • the environmental benefits they have provided
  • the costs and expected returns.

Information will be provided in a handout. New Zealand Farm Forestry Association members together with field advisers from Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service and Beef + Lamb NZ will be on hand to answer questions.

To learn more about the events, visit the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association website.

To register to attend one of the field days use the link below.

Details

What

Where

Various Locations Across New Zealand,
In person only

When

14 Mar 2024—30 Jun 2024

Cost

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