26 Apr 2017
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Barry Poole Back to the future: Manuka Plantations
Barry Poole is a forester with extensive experience undertaking investigations into a range of tree species, as well as managing forest estates such as Kinleith Forest.
Early in his career, Barry’s investigations ranged from supporting bio-controls for ragwort, developing wasp control methods, investigating flax for certain paper use and developing a Eucalyptus resource for short fibre pulp for Kinleith pulp mills.
In the 1990’s Barry developed another Eucalyptus resource for Tasman Pulp and Paper and latterly formed Hardwood Management Limited, to manage the eucalypt resource and develop other plantations for both carbon sequestration and pulp.
Barry also spent considerable time in Asia as a forestry consultant, developing forests and managing forest estates across a number of tropical locations in Asia and the Pacific.
In more recent times, Barry and Jan have grown orchids commercially but were challenged through lack of scale.
Forestry work in carbon and latterly manuka plantations (working with Comvita) has kept Barry engaged with the industry.
Venue: Drinks and nibbles at Northland Forest Managers office, 13 Cobham Road, Kerikeri 6-7pm, followed by the presentation.
Cost: $10 per person Please email your confirmation to Peter Houston by 24 April 2017 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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