Forestry


  • Forestry Helicopter Services

Over recent years PHL has been increasingly involved in providing helicopter services to the forestry industry:

Pre-plant spraying:
This is where we use a residual herbicide prior to planting. This herbicide prevents any competitive weeds from choking the trees for 6 months ensuring they have a good start.

Release spraying:
In some cases, after 12 months trees require another spray of selected herbicide once again to cut out the competition.

Fungicide spraying:
PHL have the helicopter equipment to apply copper oxychloride to prevent dothistroma. This is applied at very light rates with oil through our microneer nozzles.

Fertilising:
In Southland, we have been involved in applying granular urea to forestry crops. Urea is applied at 300kg p/ha. This aerial application is carried out in the Spring and is giving our clients very good growth rates.