Yearly Archives: 2019


New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Winter 2019

By | August 6th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

The latest Winter 2019 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin was published on 23 July 2019. In this issue - Log price volatility 50 Shades of Green and the realities of land use economics The myth of indigenous versus exotic trees for carbon storage Tolaga Bay one year on The laws around genetically modified [...]

Forestry investment is long term by nature

By | July 22nd, 2019|Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

The recent drop in log prices has understandably generated interest from investors about how we respond. It’s important to put price changes into the context of your investment. Forestry investment is long-term Forestry is a long-term investment which is why people like it. Investing in alternative assets like forestry is complimentary to equities, fixed income [...]

Forest Enterprises in the news

By | July 12th, 2019|Forest Enterprises News|

The local papers in our regions of Wairarpa, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne have recently published articles about Forest Enterprises, providing locals and investors an update on our forestry operations. Hawke's Bay Today - Forestry & Land Use Feature, June 2019 The Gisborne Herald - Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards Feature, May 2019 Wairarapa Times-Age - Rural [...]

New Zealand Forests Facts & Figures 2017/18

By | July 12th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

Each year, the New Zealand Forest Owners Association, in conjunction with the Ministry for Primary Industries, publishes a highly informative overview of the performance of the New Zealand Plantation Forest Industry, called Facts & Figures. The 2017/2018 edition of Facts & Figures is available in electronic format only, free to download and read. The next issue is [...]

A growing industry vital to our well-being

By | June 21st, 2019|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Hawkes Bay Forestry Group, June 2019 - Forestry is an exciting story with many beneficiaries, and is making a serious contribution to the Hawkes Bay economy. At the national level, forestry is pushing to be our 2nd largest export earner and helping us transform to a bio-circular economy. Napier Port is highly dependent on a vibrant [...]

Good land management protects biodiversity in Gisborne forests

By | June 12th, 2019|Wood is Good, Forestry Updates|

Forest Enterprises manages 10,000+ hectares of Radiata pine plantation forest in the Gisborne Tairawhiti region. We started buying land here in the early 1990s, particularly after Cyclone Bola. Because of the damage caused, farmers were unable to sustainably farm the land. There was therefore a lot of rural land for sale as pastoral farming on [...]

NZFOA: Emissions Trading announcement is incentive for farmers to plant trees

By | March 29th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

New Zealand Forest Owners Association, 27 March 2019: Forest owners believe the just announced reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme will encourage farm foresters and hill country pastoral farmers to plant more trees. Farm Forestry Association Chair, Neil Cullen, says carbon average accounting, where a forester is not penalised for harvesting so long as they replant, [...]

Forest Enterprises collaborates to enable supply chain efficiencies in Wairarapa

By | March 27th, 2019|Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Forest Enterprises Growth Limited and three other forestry companies in Wairarapa have joined forces to improve operational efficiencies in log distribution and export in the region. Log Distribution Limited is a joint venture company which will manage log marketing and shipping, marshalling and stevedoring, road and rail transport and log storage. It will be supported by [...]

NZFOA: PCE Report needs clarity from government

By | March 27th, 2019|Forestry Updates|

New Zealand Forest Owners Association, 26 March 2019: Forest Owners want clarity for what New Zealand plantation forestry is expected to deliver on climate change targets. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, has just issued a report which downplays the contribution of forestry in sequesting atmospheric carbon, and instead wants to drive down fossil [...]