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Investor update: Winter 2024

By |2024-06-18T14:18:00+12:00June 18th, 2024|Investor Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Our forestry investments are an opportunity to invest in the rural sector with the land and the tree crop providing rewards. Recent years have seen the Emissions Trading Scheme place a value on the emissions sequestered by the tree crop, known as NZ Units, or carbon credits. Our land value continues to rise, as rural [...]

A swoop to salvation

By |2023-12-21T10:48:38+13:00December 21st, 2023|Investor News, Forest Enterprises News|

Lucy Cooper, WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE 21 December 2023 - A pair of kārearea [native falcon] chicks have had a lucky escape from a logging operation in Erindale Forest, managed by Forest Enterprises, near Castlepoint. Logging contractors were working in the forest recently when they were "swooped" by two adult falcons, Forest Enterprises harvest manager Tom Otterson [...]

Planting trees on pasture can have a positive impact on soil health

By |2023-12-20T15:56:04+13:00December 20th, 2023|Investor News, Forestry Updates|

SCION, 19 December 2023 - Rather than damaging soil in New Zealand, planting trees on pasture restores soil to be similar to its original condition. A recent news story highlighting changes in soils from converting pasture to plantation forests are giving a misleading impression of soil health, says Scion principal scientist Dr Peter Clinton. “Soils that [...]

New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, Autumn 2023

By |2023-11-23T09:40:31+13:00July 11th, 2023|Forestry Updates|

Featuring in the latest Autumn 2023 issue of the New Zealand Forestry Bulletin, just published: Ministerial panel comes down on forestry, Economic future for Tairāwhiti, Pan Pac recovery from the cyclone, Climate Commission struggles to fit forestry into its jigsaw, Phytos is launched as the new STIMBR, Forest companies preserve wild kākābeak, and more... The Bulletin [...]

Are all trees created equal?

By |2023-11-23T10:39:12+13:00June 29th, 2023|Investor News, Forestry Updates|

At the National Fieldays this year, the Forestry Hub held several light-hearted forums to discuss topical land use issues. One was “Are all trees created equal?”, a panel discussion hosted by Jamie Mackay from The Country. Graham West, immediate past president of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (pictured far right) was asked to speak [...]

Forest Enterprises hosts ministerial inquiry panel in Gisborne

By |2023-11-23T10:58:18+13:00April 3rd, 2023|Investor News, Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Eastland Wood Council (31 March)  In the Emerald Hills Forest near Gisborne today, Forest Enterprises' Gisborne Regional Manager and co-owner Dan Fraser and Harvest Forester Georgia Paulson hosted the Eastland Wood Council (EWC) and the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use (MILU) panel charged with reviewing land-use practises in Tairāwhiti. Panel members were invited to travel [...]

Forest Enterprises forests stand up to New Year storms

By |2023-11-23T11:25:16+13:00February 16th, 2023|Investor News, Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Wairarapa Times-Age, 'Forestry in Wairarapa' feature, 15 February 2023. Forecast to be one of the most serious storms to hit New Zealand this century, Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle has made landfall and many North Island regions are under a National State of Emergency. Forest Enterprises’ forests in Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne all came through the [...]

Forester has plan to sort steep slopes for the next gen

By |2023-11-23T11:26:43+13:00February 5th, 2023|Investor News, Forestry Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

Farmers Weekly, 3 February 2023 - Today’s forest managers caught trying to manage poorly planted legacy forests. A Gisborne forest manager is hoping a draft plan on forest management practices will ensure slash and waste issues in waterways become a thing of the past for the industry as it re-plants the next generation of forests. [...]

Investor Update, Summer 2022

By |2022-12-22T17:45:50+13:00December 22nd, 2022|Investor Updates, Forest Enterprises News|

As we end the year, we reflect back on what a great year 2022 has been for Forest Enterprises. The expert and disciplined approach of our team, the strong relationships we have built in the industry, and our focus on delivering to clients, have united to overcome many challenges. These challenges were driven by [...]

Founder Charles Wallis “a cut above the rest”

By |2022-12-22T14:46:53+13:00December 22nd, 2022|Investor News, Forest Enterprises News|

Founder of Forest Enterprises, Charles Wallis, passed away on 22 November 2022, at the age of 85. This loss was in the golden anniversary year of the incorporation of Forest Enterprises Limited in 1972. Charles was one of the titans in the forestry industry. The many thousands of Kiwis and people overseas who have invested [...]

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