Native silvopasture research trials in New Zealand hill country

This project was led by Tom Mackay-Smith while at Massey University and also at Verdantia Research.

It explored trials on establishing native trees in hill country in the presence of sheep and cattle.

Results of this project include:

  • Survival of kānuka can vary between 70% and 100% depending on the climate, slope class, and angle.

  • Verdantia Research's new tree guard for establishing seedlings in the presence of sheep, cattle, goats, and hares.

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