This blog is about the needs of small growers; their customers; and their forests; and other forest "users".
The Forest Farming Special Needs List is intended to be a collaborative project. It is about being inclusive; including the needs of trees; growers; and end users. The growers are farm foresters, forest farmers, agroforesters, forest growers, managers. The products range from wood, oils, food, through to recreational space.
Not all growers can participate fully in group activities. Newbies (and others ) may want quick simple answers. Some want depth. the project offers flexibility.
If all you want is pictures, then you may be able to learn enough from them – on a lot of topics. If you want to go deeper then perhaps some of the tools referred to will help you get there.
One objective is to include those with slow internet connections. Also we should be mindful of bandwidth conservation for our host's sake. Attempts will be made to keep large files from those pages first encountered. The special needs list is in text; download/ copy what you need onto your own computer, then convert the links to html . We may need to provide links to photo hosting sites; we'll just see how things go.
Apologies to those whos special needs ( obviously ) haven't been accomodated. This is a construction zone. Constructive comment is welcomed.
The present maintainer of content on these pages, shem kerr. has junior membership in the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association and the NZ Tree Crops Association.