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Energy from wood is good for the country

By |2018-09-12T16:05:59+12:00September 7th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Friday Offcuts, 7 September 2018  ||  Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest carbon energy options for New Zealand. New information from Scion explains the role of planted forests in the plant-driven carbon cycle. The amount of carbon in the plant-driven carbon cycle remains constant. In [...]

Cutting-edge NZ timber tech could change the future of construction

By |2018-09-12T15:55:49+12:00September 7th, 2018|Wood is Good|

Cutting-edge timber technology developed in Christchurch could change the future of construction and how buildings react to earthquakes. The new Beatrice Tinsley building, at the University of Canterbury's (UC) Ilam campus, is under construction utilising UC-patented technology. Pres-Lam has been developed for multi-storey timber construction. Pres-Lam is the name given to the construction technique, or [...]

Forest Call Episode 5

By |2018-10-03T12:51:53+13:00September 6th, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Forest Call Episode 5 makes a call on Climate Change, what trees can do about resisting it and how it works. Plus an interview with Murray Sherwin, Chair of the New Zealand Productivity Commision following the release of the Commission's final report on a low-emissions economy. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand [...]

Forest Call Episode 4

By |2018-10-03T12:53:27+13:00August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Forest Call Episode 4 looks at high rise timber construction using laminated veneer lumber engineering for the Beatrice Tinsley Building at the University of Canterbury and where LVL is made at Nelson Pine. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand Forest Owners' Association. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has come [...]

Forest Call Episode 3

By |2018-10-03T12:55:08+13:00August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  In Episode 3 of Forest Call, Don Carson talks to Paul Burridge from Summit Forests about the career opportunities for young people in forestry – the sector with the most guaranteed growth curve. This episode also examines how a root fungus is being used to replace fungicides and promote healthier trees. Forest Call is produced by [...]

Forest Call Episode 2

By |2018-10-03T12:57:14+13:00August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Episode 2 of Forest Call looks at kārearea (New Zealand falcon) and kākā, two quite different examples of endangered bird species in our plantation forests. And Don Carson talks to Scion’s fire research team in Christchurch who are bracing for the predicted increase in extreme fires, such as Port Hills in 2017. Forest [...]

Forest Call Episode 1

By |2018-10-03T13:08:46+13:00August 31st, 2018|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

NZFOA  ||  Join Don Carson for an inside look into Forestry in New Zealand. Episode 1 of Forest Call has an extensive interview with Forestry Minister Shane Jones, plus new technology being used in our forests. Forest Call is produced by the New Zealand Forest Owners' Association. Growing the forest story: Forest Call Forestry has [...]

Forest Owners say ETS revisions timely and necessary for climate change goals

By |2019-10-22T15:14:19+13:00August 15th, 2018|Forestry Updates|

New Zealand Forest Owners Association, 14 August 2018  ||  Forest owners are calling the proposed revisions to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) both timely and necessary if New Zealand is to hope to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets. Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir says the Te Uru Rākau discussion paper is appropriately the first [...]

Investor Update, July 2018

By |2019-10-22T15:14:20+13:00July 30th, 2018|Investor Updates|

If you can't read this email, please view it online Investor Update, July 2018 The Forest Enterprises team is focussed on our number one priority of achieving the best possible outcome from your harvest and securing future opportunities for the next generation of forestry investors. Underway is the complex task of scheduling the harvest of [...]

Steve Wilton awarded NZIF Fellowship

By |2019-10-22T15:14:20+13:00July 18th, 2018|Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises Special Projects Director, Steve Wilton has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF). The honour of Fellow is bestowed on a member who has been recognised by NZIF peers as having achieved eminence in the forestry profession. This from Steve's Fellow nomination: Steve Wilton has 27 years of achievement in [...]