Trial Site Name: Tect Park
Owner/Manager: Western Bay of Plenty District Council
The Tect Park trial site is opposite Adrenalin Forest, Tect All Terrain Park. Tect Park is off SH36, 29km from Tauranga, 27km from Rotorua and 30km from Te Puke.
Species Demonstration trial (2011): E argophloia, E bosistoana, E cameldulensis, E cladocalyx, E eugenoides, E globoidea, E longifolia, E machrorhyncha, E quadrangulata, E tricarpa
The trial site
Inspecting the site pre-planting (2011)
Located by Tect Park's Adrenalin Forest, this trial is open to the public.
Some species are thriving despite weed competition (March 2015)
More good growth @ 4 years (March 2015).
Some species struggle in the conditions at Tect Park (March 2015).
The Tect Park trial is on a pine cut-over site, and is elevated and exposed, with relatively high rainfall amongst our trial sites.
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Trial site analyses
Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) at the Tect Park site were measure in the summer of 2016. Initial data analyses are available below:
Tect Park Trial Hgt Analysis 2011 Demo (1) Feb-16
Two pruning workshops have been held at Tect Park; the first in 2013, and the second in 2016, as part of our MPI Sustainable Farming Fund project.
Ken Scott of Lakeside Products Ltd contributed to the first workshop, demonstrating various tools and pruning techniques.
Early form pruning is a crucial aspect of managing ground-durable eucalypts, ensuring the development of a single, straight stem in crop trees. Read more about form pruning.
Access to the site:
The site is open to the public.You are welcome to visit at any time.
A report on the potential for E globoidea in the Bay of Plenty Region was prepared by consultants Ian Nicholas and Paul Millen in 2012: Eucalyptus globoidea - a durable hardwood for planting in the BoP region
In addition, a full report on the establishment of the Tect Park trial site is available: NZDFI Durable Eucalypt Trial -Tect Park, BoP - Establishment report