Seventh Forest Partnership
Annual Forest Management Report
26 April 2004
We are pleased to report as follows:
Forest Stand Progress
It has been a growth season of two halves for your young forest stands. After a cool wet spring very dry conditions in December & January tested survival for a while, especially in Canterbury. February was very wet and produced a second flush of growth. If the drought had continued there could have been significant losses, especially of your Douglas-fir which is less drought tolerant than Radiata pine when very young.
At Gola Peaks and Glens of Tekoa there will be some blanking (re-planting) required but not a great deal. Certainly within the Forestry Plan provisions for blanking.
At Chimney Creek and Hopefield we are not expecting to need any blanking at all. Next month we will carefully check all area for survival and carry out any blanking in July and August.
There is an area at Hopefield of about 3ha that we could not clear for planting last year and we may be able to plant that this year.
Unfortunately at the recently called AGM we did not get a quorum so we must recall it. Notice is enclosed.
Later in the year we will organise field days to at least one of the four properties your forest stands are on. We will give you plenty of notice of this.
If you have any queries about anything, or want more information, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.
WARREN FORESTRY Ltd