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Tree Crops – ‘Treecrops’ – Site Mission Statement
Sharing knowledge: to improve tree cropping in New Zealand – promoting ‘treecrops’.
The official treecrops web site is primarily for those who have joined NZ Tree Crops Association for learning. We also to invite others to ethically share our interests.
Please check the grey menu-bar above for an overview.
For wider information, we encourage you to please visit your local meetings and field days. Traditionally, NZ tree crops activity has been organised into regional Branches to facilitate our popular local events.
Individual Branch’s aspirations are democratised at our Annual Conference – open to all in April, when formal branch submissions form nation-wide policy.
Printed documents used to be the method of notifying and recording activities and events:
Recording information to share stemmed from academic disciplines which obligated commitment to the printed word, especially for research trials and other major ongoing efforts.
Our national TreeCropper magazine publication is proudly edited and printed to a high standard every quarter. TreeCropper is posted to all members.
We live in challenging times
With greater-public-good efforts and assets being privatised or scrapped, fewer resources are made available for research. Fewer investigators means less scientific research of promising crops or improvements for our common benefit.
Adhering to the old adage “Publish or Perish” is now a challenge for us. Fewer papers can perhaps be partially countered by increasing use of digital tools. Join us in this challenge, as we re-group our research efforts and update our knowledge sharing.
Holding on to what we have
‘Best of’ on-line archive posts are re-appearing here as opportunity permits – tree knowledge, like DNA, ages well.
Consult TreeCropper for updates of our tree cropping knowledge.
Our best opportunity though may be to digitally publicise our cause, especially to attract younger tree croppers.
We list a few Tree Crops concerns in our Members section, along with relocated content.
Let’s promote greater-public-good activities like tree cropping, before it’s too late—
For upcoming events you can attend and other notices, see the sidebar to right.
Need to tell us something discretely? — please use the Branches > Get-in-touch simple form.
Web management welcomes criticisms and other feedback in the first instance please, for fast attention, using the above form.