A good trucking job

A good trucking job

 June 2021   

Next to getting trees on the ground, the biggest challenge facing a crew is shifting the wood out of the forest in a timely manner.

In large, properly laid-out corporate forests it’s not such a critical issue because permanent, well-formed roads allow conventional log trucks to get right into a skid site, load up and drive out quickly.

Not so in many smaller and intermediate forests, where skids/landings are located far away from the highway and tracks can be difficult and expensive to build, especially on steeper te...

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NZ Logger Feature Sections June 2021

 

Native beech  manufacturing  on the rebound

Articles/NZ Timber

Native beech manufacturing on the rebound

Health Based Building’s new Foreverbeech demonstration home, featuring a variety of red and silver beech products, has become a popular attraction according to on-site...

Girl Power

Articles/Special Feature

Girl Power

You’ll probably never meet someone as calm as Ange Alexander. Her peaceful demeanour naturally rubs off on you when you're in the same room. Married to husband Mi...

Forest Talk

 
  • ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ campaign reaps rewards

    ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ campaign reaps rewards

    The Buy Aussie Timber First (BATF) campaign, launched to promote Australian timber sales following the destructive 2019/20 summer bushfires and the global CO...

  • AI venture backs carbon commitments

    AI venture backs carbon commitments

    A $1.8 million investment in technology that gives landowners streamlined access to forest carbon credit markets was the boost Nelson Artificial Intelligence...

  • CentrePort regeneration on track

    CentrePort regeneration on track

    CentrePort shareholders will receive a special dividend of $15 million as the company continues to progress its regeneration.Chairman, Lachie Johnstone, says...

  • Drone technology to help save bugs

    Drone technology to help save bugs

    New technology being developed by a research team at the University of Canterbury could lead to a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s threatened and endang...

  • Forestry scholarships now open for 2022

    Forestry scholarships now open for 2022

    Applications for the 2022 Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships are now open. This means nine more New Zealanders can study for a career in forestry...

  • NZ fungus could control wilding pines

    NZ fungus could control wilding pines

    With wilding pine control costing New Zealand millions of dollars a year, a student research project brings some hope. The costly and time-consuming methods ...

  • Tigercat plugs the gap

    Tigercat plugs the gap

    Tigercat has filled a gap in its log loader line-up with the introduction of the compact 865 to New Zealand, providing an entry into the highly competitive 3...

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