Fir, poplar can aid transition to restoring indigenous forests.
Investors getting cold feet as sector is racked by uncertainty.
While the politics plays out, new forest plantings are grinding to a halt, Keith Woodford says.
A new ‘tree-counting’ tool uses the click of a button to inventory plantation stocks.
What makes pines thrive in some areas but not others? Scion researchers are part of a multi-country project to answer that question by looking at, and beyond, the trees.
Total earnings are up 33%, and greenhouse gases emissions down by a third.
Muka Tangata working with industry on the development of a full suite of qualifications.
Innovative timber building recognised for sustainability at NZ Timber Design Awards.
Forest waste management and some planting decisions devolve to local authorities.
Sector fears being made scapegoat for storm and water damage.
Deep cuts are being inflicted on the industry at home and abroad, writes AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick.
Environmental damage from poor harvesting practices had to be addressed, Feds says.
Taking its cue from a global tech award, Scion is incentivising local tech to find a solution to the problem of forestry debris.
Forestry initiatives and political signals add to sector’s appeal while NZ counterpart droops.
Unyielding pine plantation disease in sights, from microscopes to aerial surveillance.
Commerical forestry launches High Court action against proposed new fee structure.
Many planning, slash removal and wilding control decisions will rest with local authorities.
Fumigation on ship or destination could give logs to India trade a boost.
Trend appears to be reversing since rules were tightened.
‘We’re running out of time,’ climate change minister warns.
Company has bought back 300,000 shares since announcing the policy in May.
Ill-timed and over-reaching, says planters of government plans to reform scheme.
But regional challenge will require multi-pronged approach, mayor cautions.
New report updates scale and pace of sheep and beef land shifting to tree farming.
Forestry represents just 0.1% of ACC’s investment portfolio, it says.
Scion researchers have retrained their AI mapper to paint a picture of the cyclone’s effects on forestry, and forestry’s contribution to flood damage.
Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association represents more than 65 companies involved in wood products.
Report compares how pasture, indigenous planting and pine plantations stood up to Cyclone Gabrielle.
There are hopes this new approach will cut slash and feed the soil.
Rotorua to host International Union of Forest Research Organisations in March.
Four farms sold to forestry sneak in prior to government changing the assessment criteria.
She brings a background in science and accounting to the development role.
Following further ETS uncertainty, forestry plantings are set to dry up.
Iwi continue to push back on the entire forest policy-setting process, continuing action through the UN and Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal.
Latest buzzword in forestry merits closer inspection, says expert.
‘The matter of trees on farms has been excessively politicised ... this overall situation is detrimental to NZ.’