Continuous Cover Forestry

DHT Summary Excerpts from the Tane’s Tree Trust Publication(2008) of the same name by Ian Barton.


CCF presents a research-based methodology for creating new forest or converting current forest to natives. With the advent of Carbon Credits for forests with continuous canopy, and consequent disincentives for harvesting– particularly the traditional practice of clearfelling exotic forest—NZ forestry fundamentally needs to re-evaluate its methods and systems. CCF is a valid system for achieving relatively short-term conversion of single species forest into a regenerating permanent native forest.

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