Forest Enterprises

Creating wealth. Naturally.

For nearly 50 years, Forest Enterprises has been helping New Zealanders grow their wealth by investing in forestry.

When our business was established in 1972 in Masterton, New Zealand our mission was the same then as it is today: maximise returns to our investors by prudently managing their Radiata pine forest and their investment.
Focusing on what we do well – this unique combination of forestry management, investment administration and log harvest and marketing – has made us one of New Zealand’s leading forestry investment companies.
Our investors’ forests in the Wairarapa, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions are among the country’s best. The forests we established here in the 1990s are beginning to harvest, and as we replant for the second rotation, we aim to inspire the next generation of forestry investors.

It’s natural that some things will have changed over four decades. Forestry’s contribution to the economy and its role in our environment has never been as significant as it is now. And wood’s natural and sustainable attributes are starting to receive the social and political profile they deserve. We welcome the improved standards of New Zealand’s robust new financial markets and workplace health and safety regimes.
But thankfully some things haven’t changed. We’re still proudly based in Masterton, and from here managing 20,000+ hectares of forest for more than 6,600 individual investors, almost all of whom are New Zealanders. We still embrace innovation and talent to enable our business. And our commitment to professionally serving our clients remains as steadfast as ever.