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Sustainable rural development from permanent-canopy ecological silviculture  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 

"...is a pragmatic approach to creating community effectiveness in restoring the natural character of our most threatened terrestrial ecosystems..." P Lawless.

STRAND FIVE: Sustainable rural development from permanent-canopy ecological silviculture. 

Ecological silviculture maintains an ecosystem's permanent productive potential, yielding high-quality indigenous timber products, marketed via the Forest Stewardship Council. Permanent-canopy silviculture products are certified from eco seed-source to high value added end-use that delivers the four well-beings of sustainable development.

 

 
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Puriri regeneration

Vigorous Puriri saplings (Vitex lucens), competing for a canopy gap, regenerating and synergising a forest ecosystem.  Inspected by John Crawford of the Far North.