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Firewood trees List     Records 1 - 13 of 13

ACACIA melanoxylon - Australian Blackwood
A fast, attractive shelterbelt; also grown for coppice firewood (7 yrs) and high quality timber (30 - 35yrs). Works well with eucalypts in mixed shelterbelt. Tolerates wide range of sites from wet to dry, but will be slower in extremes than on well-drained loams where growth of 5m in 2.5 years is possible. Avoid very exposed positions. Spacing: shelter, 1.5m; firewood, 2 x 2m; timber, 3 x 3m with nurse-crop (such as eucalyptus) in alternate rows.
Evergreen - 10m x 6m

ALNUS cordata - Italian Alder
Very fast-growing deciduous tree for shelter, shade, screens and firewood. Has smooth, heart-shaped leaves and horizontal branches to the ground, but can be 'limbed up' (bottom branches trimmed off) to make a nice avenue tree. Catkins and small woody cones hanging on bare branches add interest in winter. Takes more wind than the black alder, and tolerates dry to quite damp soils.
Deciduous - 12m x 8m
Available mid-June to late August

ALNUS glutinosa - Black Alder
Very fast-growing narrow pyramidal tree for shelter, shade, screens and firewood. Makes a dense screen from the ground up, but can be 'limbed up' (bottom branches trimmed off) to make a nice avenue tree. Has dark green rippled leaves, black bark and winter interest with catkins and small woody black cones hanging on the bare branches. Tolerates normal to very wet (including brackish) conditions.
Deciduous - 8m x 6m
Available mid-June to late August

CASUARINA cunninghamiana - River Sheoke
A very fast, tough Australian tree, commonly used for shelterbelts; will trim to whatever size is required. Favoured by orchardists because it tends not to harbour pests and diseases, and is less dense than other evergreens, allowing free circulation of air. Excellent for erosion control and makes good, hot-burning firewood. Takes strong winds and dry to damp conditions.
Evergreen - 8m x 5m

EUCALYPTUS botryoides - Southern Mahogany
Very fast, large shelter, firewood and hardwood timber tree. Coppices well: i.e. when cut off at knee height, new growth shoots from stump. Can be first harvested for firewood at approx 5 years. Bark is thick and brown on the lower trunk and limbs, then smooth further up. Takes dry to swampy soils. Salt wind tolerant, and will grow well in hollows in sand dune country. Spacing: Shelter/firewood, 2m; timber, 3m.
Evergreen - 20+m x 10m

EUCALYPTUS nitens - Shining Gum
Tall, very hardy, exceptionally fast gum with excellent tolerance to humidity, frost, and dry to moist soils, but not prolonged waterlogging. A good species for firewood as it coppices well (resprouts after cutting); also used for very fast shelter (5m in two years on fertile sites) and pulpwood. Smooth, pale bark. Leaves become narrower as tree matures.
Evergreen - 25m x 10m

EUCALYPTUS ovata - Swamp Gum
Has little value as a timber tree, but is a strongly coppicing firewood tree, i.e. when cut off at knee height, new growth shoots from stump. Can be harvested at approx 5 years, and will continue to regrow over several rotations. Bark is rough and flaky over the lower trunk but is smooth tan or grey further up. Very useful for waterlogged sites, including those which are mildly saline. Firewood spacing: 2m x 2m.
Evergreen - 20+m x 10m

POPULUS euramericana x nigra Crows Nest
Has narrow columnar form similar to the traditional tall, slim Lombardy poplar, but is much more resistant to the rust which damages Lombardy poplar in the Auckland area and north. Fast growing, tolerant of damp to dry conditions, good wind resistance. Great yellow autumn colour. Excellent shelterbelt or avenue planting. Spacing: 2m for shelter, 4m+ for avenue.
Deciduous - 20m x 2.5m
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS alba x glandulosa Yeogi 1 - Silver Poplar
Very vigorous poplar with silver leaves and a better tolerance to dry, hillier country and wind (including salt wind) than most of the other poplars. Quickly forms a large tree, ideal as a drive liner, paddock specimen, shelter, screen or coppicing firewood. Often used for hillside erosion control. Produces suckers.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS deltoides x yunnan Kawa
Large growing tree, bred from the Chinese poplar, but faster and better formed, making it a good choice for timber. Also excellent as drive liner, shelter, screen, shade tree, coppicing firewood, fodder source or erosion control. Large heart-shaped mid-green leaves change to bright gold in May/June. Tough and hardy, but performs best in a gully situation, out of strong prevailing winds and on damper soils.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS euramericana Veronese
Very vigorous poplar with smaller leaves and a better tolerance to dry, hillier country and wind (including salt wind) than most of the other poplars. Beautiful gold autumn colour. Quickly forms a large tree, ideal as a drive liner, paddock specimen, shelter, screen or coppicing firewood. Often used for hillside erosion control. This poplar clone was developed in NZ.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS yunnanensis Chinese Poplar
Attractive tall-growing tree with a broad crown and large mid-green leaves lasting well into July. Excellent fast-growing deciduous shelter, screen, shade tree, coppicing firewood, fodder source or erosion control. 'Limbs up' well as a drive liner. Tough and hardy, but susceptible to damage if fully exposed to strong prevailing wind. Tolerant of heavy, damp soil.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 6m+
Available mid-June to late August

SEQUOIA sempervirens - Californian Redwood
Stately, narrow conical tree for farm landscaping or durable timber production. Likes deep, moist (not swampy) soils and more sheltered sites; lovely beside a stream. Plant singly or in groves at 3-6m spacing. Grows quickly in NZ's climate (up to 1m-plus per year) and is eventually very tall (25-35m). At 111m, a USA sequoia, 'The Founder's Tree', is the world's tallest recorded tree. Growth rings in fallen giants have indicated a life span of 2200 years.
Evergreen - 8m x 4m @ 10 years

 
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