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dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-07T02:50:42Z
dc.date.issued1992-09en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/240
dc.description.abstractThis research report presents the results of a regional pilot study of farmers' decision making regarding trees on their farms. A review of both international and New Zealand literature shows that farmers have a variety of attitudes towards trees. New Zealand research has employed widely varied research methods and shows a number of motivations for tree planting. Using the ethnographic decision tree model approach developed by Gladwin (1989) the results of the research show four discrete decision trees for woodlot, shelterbelt, agroforestry and poplar or willow trees. Each decision tree contains elimination aspects, decision issues and constraints. Elimination criteria included beliefs about trees, knowledge about forestry and whether trees were already present. Decision issues typically involved assessment of the costs and benefits of trees, and the constraints included other forestry taking precedence, lack of time and lack of cash this financial year. The results suggest that economic factors play a significant part in farmers' decision making regarding planting trees even though financial returns from trees may not always be significant as a motivation to plant. The report describes the four decision trees in detail and discusses the findings in terms of the existing literature and strategies for promoting trees on farms.en
dc.format.extent1-65en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit. - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/240en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAERU Research Report seriesen
dc.subjectwillowsen
dc.subjectpoplaren
dc.subjectforestryen
dc.subjectfarmingen
dc.subjectwoodloten
dc.subjectshelterbelten
dc.subjectagroforestryen
dc.subjecttree plantingen
dc.subjectHawke's Bayen
dc.subjecterosion controlen
dc.titleA tree model for Hawkes Bay farmers' tree planting decisionsen
dc.typeMonograph
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300600 Forestry Sciences::300606 Agroforestryen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340201 Agricultural economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340202 Environment and resource economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::370000 Studies in Human Society::370100 Sociology::370108 Rural Sociologyen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.subject.anzsrc1402 Applied Economicsen
pubs.editionNo. 215en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/240en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen


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