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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1976) 21(1): 133–140
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
The effect of the gale of August 1975 on forests in Canterbury

H.H. Wilson

This Note details the windthrow and breakage of trees in some 25% of the exotic forest area of Canterbury, following a gale on 1 August 1975. On the plains most plantations with heights of more than 12 m were damaged, leaving on the ground a volume of limber which, if logged normally, would have yielded some 2.2 million cubic metres of roundwood.
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