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The Role of Windbreaks in Reducing Water Resources Use in Irrigated Agriculture
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
Windbreaks are common features in flat agricultural landscapes around the world. The reduction in wind speed afforded by windbreaks is dictated by their porosity, location, height, and distance from the windbreak. The ...
Current practices and efficiency gaps in logging operations from European mountain forests
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2016)
Timber production is an important ecosystem service of European mountain forests. This paper aimed to assess the current practices in logging operations and to identify the efficiency gaps in timber production. The study ...
Consumption of plywood and sawn timber for concrete formwork in the Chinese construction industry
China is currently New Zealand’s largest market for logs, and the major end use of sawn timber and plywood made from New Zealand logs is for concrete formwork by the Chinese construction industry. A recent study estimated ...
Precision Forestry Research Project – Final Report
(University of Canterbury, 2016)
Changes in chemistry, color, dimensional stability and fungal resistance of Pinus radiata D. Don wood with oil heat-treatment
(University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2011)
Pinus radiata wood specimens were heat-treated at 160-210°C in linseed oil and the effects of treatment on chemical composition, color, dimensional stability, and fungal resistance were examined. The degradation of ...
Monitoring sediment production from forest road approaches to stream crossings in the Virginia Piedmont
Reopening of abandoned legacy roads is common in forest operations and represents a reduced cost in comparison to new road construction. However, legacy roads may have lower road standards and require additional best ...
APEC project on SME Resilience, Resilient Organisations monthly reports Report 3: Impacts on Farming Organisations.
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
On 4 September 2010 the Magnitude 7.1 'Darfield' Earthquake marked the beginning of the Canterbury earthquake sequence. The Darfield earthquake produced strong ground shaking throughout the centralCanterbury Plains, affecting ...