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Amuri HillsSix HillsInsignisTriple RidgeMt WhitnowSeventhMt. Noble

Amuri Hills – 1995

There are five forest stands that make up this forest partnership's forest, established in 1995. Here are photos of them and a brief description. More information is in the last Annual Report.

Photos

GT1, 2015 GT1, 2015: At twenty, these pruned pines at Glens of Tekoa, North Canterbury, sit above the confluence of the Hurunui & Mandamus Rivers. Harvest could be from age 25 on depending on markets. GT2, 2016 GT2, 2016: Twenty-one year old Douglas-fir at Glens of Tekoa, well suited to this site and climate. Possibly will be production thinned from around age 30. GT3, 2015 GT3, 2015: The other, larger Amuri Hills Douglas-fir stand at Tekoa, further up the Hurunui River, where the Glenrae River joins it. Like its sister, production thinning is possible.
LH1, April 2016 LH1, April 2016: Part of 110ha of pine, mostly fully or part pruned at Leslie Hills, North Canterbury. HF2 2015 HF2 2015: At twenty these high pruned pines at Hopefield Station, North Canterbury, between Waiau and Parnassus, are the best of the Amuri Hills crop.

Six Hills – 1996

There are six forest stands that make up this forest partnership's forest, established in 1996 & 1997. Here are photos of them and a brief description. More information is in the last Annual Report

Photos

HF1, 2016 HF1, 2016: A high stocked high pruned pine stand at Hopefield Station, between Waiau and Parnassus, exhibiting excellent growth & form. GT7, 2017 GT7, 2017: This 50ha of pruned pine, beside the Mandamus River at Glens of Tekoa is doing well. AH1, 2017 AH1, 2017: Another 50ha of pruned pine at Ahuriri, near Tai Tapu, known as the Rifle Range block. This picture was taken in the week of the Port Hills fire, just 2km away.
AH2, 2015 AH2, 2015: Clearwood pine forest at Ahuriri farm visible from the Christchurch - Akaroa road a few kms past Tai Tapu. GT10, 2015 GT10, 2015: 'Fort Bragg' Douglas-fir at Glens of Tekoa where it gets good summer rain usually. Part of 50ha of this premium provenance doing very well. LH2, 2017 LH2, 2017: Framing regime of pine above the Hurunui River on Leslie Hills. On the right is the road to Hanmer Springs, near Marble Point.

Insignis – 1997

There are three forest stands that make up this forest partnership's forest, established in 1997 & 1998. Here are photos of them and a brief description. More information is in the last Annual Report

Photos

PT1, 2015 PT1, 2015: A Partner viewing his investment, the 33ha stand of pruned pines at Paratu south of Waimate. They have very good form and an excellent growth rate. RH1, 2017 RH1, 2017: The 81ha pruned Radiata forest at The Ramshead, south of Renwick up a branch of the Waihopai Valley, and beside the Omaka River. This stand has well exceeded initial forecasts. CC1, 2017 CC1, 2017: A large pocket of regenerating bush, in part of 160ha of premium pruned pine at Chimney Creek, on a very productive site, in an ideal forest growing area.

Triple Ridge – 1999

There are four forest stands that make up this forest partnership's forest, established in 2000. Here are photos of them and a brief description. More information is in the last Annual Report

Photos

LH3, 2016 LH3, 2016: Partners, who have wisely invested for their retirement, in front of part of their 167ha of pines at Leslie Hills, called Triple Ridge, 82% of which is pruned. GT5, 2017 GT5, 2017: Approaching seventeen years old, this year we are thinning the best parts of this large Douglas-fir forests made up of four stands beside the Hurunui River. GT6, 2017 GT6, 2017: This framing regime of pine on 'The Hooligan' at Glens of Tekoa, just along from GT5 is wind affected so is unpruned and unthinned. It has greatly improved with age though.
KM1, 2017 KM1, 2017: Macrocarpa, a cypress, thinned last year, at Kalimera, Hundalee. KM1 is 3.5ha of this and 19ha of Radiata pine in a high growth area.

Mt Whitnow – 2002

There are four Douglas-fir and one pine stand making up this forest partnership's forest, established in 2001 & 2002. Here are photos of them and a brief description. More information is in the last Annual Report

Photos

MW3, 2016 MW3, 2016: This is the smallest of the three stands of Douglas-fir at Mt Whitnow, near the head of the Waitohi River, north Canterbury. GT8, 2013 GT8, 2013: Part of the west side of the MWFP Douglas-fir stand at Glens of Tekoa, growing well now after many years of strong competition from broom. AH3, 2016 AH3, 2016: Thirty hectares of part-pruned GF Plus pine ‘tucked away’ at Ahuriri, near Tai Tapu. ‘What not to do’ in forestry is in the background on the right: ugly & poor forest.

Seventh – 2003

Four diverse forest stands are this forest partnership's forest, planted in 2003. Here are photos of them and a brief description. More information is in the last Annual Report

Photos

CC2 2017 CC2 2017: At Chimney Creek in the Waikakaho Valley, a top growth area, CC3 which is a framing regime is part of over 300ha we have there. GT14, 2017 GT14, 2017: At the foot of the hills on the left across the Mandamus River, GT14 is 15 ha part pruned GF Plus Radiata at Glens of Tekoa. GP1, 2016 GP1, 2016: Douglas-fir at Gola Peaks, North Canterbury. Slower than pine but more productive in the long run and stronger framing timber.

Mt Noble – 1994

Four forest stands are this forest partnership's forest, planted in 1994. More information is in the last Report

Photos

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The Mt Noble stands 2015: Three pictures of the four different stands here, two of Douglas-fir & two of Radiata pine in two regimes.

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