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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1967) 12(2): 174–182
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Mechanization in a Forest Nursery

J.A. Gleed

This paper describes the mechanical aspects of raising 1/0 Pinus radiata at the Tasman Pulp and Paper Company's tree nursery at Te Teko. It explains how the special needs of a large-scale planting programme have provided the opportunity to establish "production-line" techniques in a nursery, with an improvement in tree quality and a reduction in unit costs.
Mention is made of the limits of the existing methods and equipment, and how the problems of an annual production in excess of seven million 1/0 P. radiata seedlings may be handled.

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