SFF Project Summary

Project Title: Development of new Workshop Programme on Planting Native Trees for Timber
Grant No.: L07/060
   

Contact Details

Name of Applicant Group: Development of new Workshop Programme on Planting Native Trees for Timber
Contact Person: Ian Barton
Address: Chairman
PO Box 1169
PUKEKOHE
Telephone 1: 09 239 2049
Telephone 2:
Facsimile: 09 239 2049
Email: ibtrees@wc.net.nz

Project Details

Status: finished
SFF Funding: 15,200
Total Project Funding: 31,050
Proposed Start Date: 2007-07
Proposed Finish Date: 2008-07
Region: National
Sector: Forestry
Sub-sector: Farm forestry
Topic: Information transfer
Land development opportunities


Last updated: 10 May 2011

Final report

Latest update

Related weblinks

New Zealand Farm Forestry Association - A voluntary organisation promoting an ethic of integrating trees with farming and representing smaller forest growers in 29 branches throughout NZ

Montfort Trimble Foundation - An independent organisation, established by an Act of Parliament, dedicated to the growing of trees for the educational, economic and aesthetic benefit of the public.

Bush Vitality Assessment - This publication is an essential tool for people dedicated to sustainable land management and ready to revitalise native bush to maintain its unique biodiversity. It was produced with support from the Biodiversity Advice fund and Regional Councils.

Continuous Cover Forestry Group, United Kingdom - Aims to promote the transformation of even-aged plantations to structurally, visually and biologically diverse woodlands and to enhance the production of high quality timber according to the principles of continuous cover management.

Project description

Updating the Trust's workshop presentation and the production of a handbook on all aspects of indigenous forestry. This will be used by workshop attendees and ultimately become the basis of an indigenous forestry course being discussed by FITEC (co-funder) and the Trust

The issue/opportunity

The context/background

The big demand for information on the growing of native trees for a wide variety of reasons has been demonstrated by workshops run by the Trust since 2003. This project aims to gather the information that we have together and make it more easily accessible.

Methods

Production of a handbook to be used for instruction at workshops and ultimately more formal courses run either by FITEC of the Educational Qualifications Authority.

Latest update

The first stage of the handbook that will include at least 6 sections and 13 articles is now almost complete and will shortly begin the final edit. A further 10 sections are in various stages of preparation and some of these along with stage one (13 sections) will comprise the initial phase of the handbook which will go to the printer in June 2009.

The handbook will be loose leafed and able to be added to as new parts are written or as existing ones require updating.

It is anticipated that the handbook will be launched at the Ten Year conference of Tāne's Tree Trust, scheduled for November 2009.


Update

The first 8 sections of the handbook are now almost complete and are going through the editing phase. A further 8 sections are in various stages of preparation and as many of these that are ready, plus the original 8 will comprise the initial phase of the handbook which will go to the printer in June 2009.

The handbook will be loose leafed and able to be added to as new parts are written or as existing ones require updating.

It is anticipated that the handbook will be launched at the Ten Year conference of Tane's Tree Trust, scheduled for November 2009.


Update

The past year has been spent testing out the proposed new workshop programme at one workshop; refining the programme and then re-testing at two further workshops (one of which was held in July 08). Results from these workshops has been very positive and this has encouraged the Trust to continue with an expanded programme.

At the onset of the project an approach was made to the Forest Industry Training & Education Council (FITEC) re the possibility of setting up a training programme, based around unit standards, to cover the whole area of indigenous forestry. FITEC was enthusiastic about the possibilities and is providing funding to considerably upgrade the proposed handbook. To produce this will take longer than the 12 months originally proposed for the programme so the Trust has informally sought SFF consent to amend the project so as to complete it in two years instead of one. This will allow extra time to write the handbook and expand it beyond the scope originally proposed.