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Journal of Forestry Vol 58 No. 4

The New Zealand Journal of Forestry for February 2014 (Volume 58, number 4) has the theme of "Maori Forestry". With 25% of production forest land now owned by Maori, forecast to rise to 40% should future Treaty Claims be successful, Maori have a significant influence on New Zealand forest management. Will this management be any different to current "conventional" forestry? Geoff Thorpe, Operations Manager for the Lake Taupo and Lake Rotoaira Forest Trusts, assesses the factors that will influence Maori plantation ownership. Mark Forman presents a panel discussion on the potential and economic case for iwi investing in the ownership of the trees on their land. Manuka Henare has a thought provoking look at sustainable forestry with Maori philosophy, coupled with Maori business responsibilities. Lania Holt and Peter Bennett connect forestry research with Maori interests, commenting on the recent forum on "Unlocking the potential of Maori forestry". Providing technical support are articles on "forecasting sapstain after windblow", "the durability of New Zealand timbers" and "modelling wood processing options", while Wink Sutton has the last word. 

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