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.

Latest NZDFI Project Update out now!

Our latest Project Update is available, with a summary of our research and development activities over the second half of 2018. Read all about it!

  • Latest trial plantings, including NZ's first-ever clonal eucalypt trial.
  • On-going research - including development of an exciting new tool for testing sapwood depth.
  • An opportunity to meet some of our international research team.

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NZDFI Project Update July-December 2018




Planting new Dillon's trial site, Marlborough

News & Events

  • New PhD students get to work

    New PhD students get to work

    Two recent additions to the NZDFI/UC research team, Ebenezer Iyiola and Daniel Boczniewicz, got to work in JNL’s E. globoidea breeding [...]Read More
  • Locating new PSPs

    Locating new PSPs

    Where should new NZDFI PSPs be located? Masters student Thai son Le recently completed research into which areas NZDFI should […]Read More
  • NZDFI on Forest Call

    NZDFI on Forest Call

    The NZDFI recently starred in Episode 6 of the Face TV show Forest Call. Follow the link to see coverage [...]Read More