The New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) is a commercially-oriented research and development project. It aims to develop genetically improved planting stock and management systems for ground-durable eucalypt species suited to New Zealand’s dryland regions.

Innovative coring tool put to work

Wood quality researchers at the University of Canterbury School of Forestry have begun using an innovative coring tool to take heartwood samples from trees. The tool was designed with the help of Callaghan Innovation. Once removed from the tree, the 14 mm-diameter cores are tested for extractives content. See the new corer in action - 30 second video.

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