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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1985) 30(1): 159–166
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Establishment of nursery-raised indigenous seedlings in selectively logged forest in Pureora Forest Park.

R. Guest



Nursery-raised seedlings of four podocarp species were established in selectively logged forest at Pureora in 1976-8. Fertiliser applied at time of planting was not shown to be advantageous. Survival after 6 to 8 years was high — exceeding 90% for all species on most sites. Mean annual height growth varied between species with matai demonstrating the slowest growth, totara slightly better although form was poor, whilst kahikatea and rimu showed strong apical dominance and grew well at rates approaching 20 cm/yr. The implications of these results for operational planting in logged areas are discussed.
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