Terms and queries about forestry and the tree crop

What are Forest Enterprises’ harvest and environmental management practices?

By |2023-05-03T14:57:13+12:00September 1st, 2020|, |

New Zealand's National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF), resource consent conditions and district plan rules set the mandatory regulations for the environmental management of forestry activity, from planting to harvest. Industry best practice sets additional standards. NES-PF’s requirements cover harvest planning, logging operations, design and placement of forest roads and log processing sites (landings), [...]

What tree stock is used?

By |2016-05-24T17:56:34+12:00March 7th, 2016||

We use the best possible and most appropriate tree stock for each particular forest, taking into account the individual site, genetics, tree stock availability and the cost-benefit from an investment perspective.  The test is always whether the tree stock used can be converted into the highest investor return.

Are the trees insured?

By |2023-09-04T15:48:33+12:00March 7th, 2016|, |

Yes. Your forest is insured against fire until harvest which includes the cost of fire-fighting, forest re-establishment and claim-related costs. Public liability is also in place under a separate policy. Contact us for the current summary of the forest insurance cover.

When will my forest be harvested?

By |2020-07-14T14:11:48+12:00July 29th, 2016|, , |

With many of our forest investments approaching harvesting age, this question from investors is understandable because it is an indication of when to expect investment returns. Indicative harvest dates have been reported each year in the investment’s annual Financial Report, reflecting the expectations in the original Prospectus to harvest exactly at tree age 28 years. [...]

How do roading expenses impact my taxable income?

By |2023-04-06T15:25:02+12:00July 14th, 2020|, , |

Building harvest infrastructure - roads and landings (log processing areas) - is a significant but necessary expense required to access, harvest and remove the valuable timber in your forest. Roads are built throughout the harvest programme, but the primary outlay occurs during the early stages to establish the network, with maintenance generally occurring as harvest [...]

What happens after the trees are harvested?

By |2020-07-14T12:41:53+12:00March 7th, 2016|, , |

The areas harvested will be replanted the following winter, so that at the conclusion of harvest, most (if not all) of the land will have been replanted. When the harvest is complete, the investment must be brought to a conclusion. Towards the end of the harvest programme, a decision is made whether or not to [...]

What is the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)?

By |2019-10-22T15:14:27+13:00May 25th, 2016|, |

The ETS is a cap and trade mechanism that has the effect of putting a price on carbon (and other greenhouse gases) in an attempt to reduce the carbon emissions in New Zealand. The primary unit of trade is the New Zealand Unit (NZU). NZUs are also called carbon credits. Certain entities within the ETS [...]

What about pests and disease?

By |2017-07-07T09:16:06+12:00March 7th, 2016||

Because the New Zealand forest industry is our third largest export earner it is of national importance and responsibility for protecting the forest estate falls to a number of government agencies. If the forest resource is threatened, the government acts. Pests and diseases spread relatively slowly in forests, and it can take many years before [...]

300 Index

By |2022-10-20T13:56:03+13:00March 7th, 2016|, |

A forestry term used to express the productivity of a site in terms of volume growth for Pinus radiata. It is the mean annual volume increment in cubic metres per hectare of a 300 stem per hectare Radiata pine stand at age 30 years. As a measure of productivity used in modelling and forecasting tree growth [...]

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