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Terms and queries about forestry and the tree crop

When will my forest be harvested?

By |2019-11-28T16:03:53+13:00July 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 are reported each year in the investment's annual Financial Statements, and these reflect the expectations of the original Prospectus to harvest exactly at tree age 28 [...]

What happens after the trees are harvested?

By |2019-11-28T15:32:10+13:00March 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. The original investors (or their family) will then have the choice of a) reinvesting using their share of the proceeds from the sale of the land and the [...]

Are the trees insured?

By |2017-09-20T10:16:43+12:00March 7th, 2016|, |

Yes! Your forest is insured against fire until harvest and also the negative effects of wind, including toppling and associated remedial work. Contact us for the current summary of the forest insurance cover.

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 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.

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 |2018-10-04T08:42:40+13:00March 7th, 2016|, |

A measure of volume productivity 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. (This methodology supersedes Site Index (SI), an indication of site productivity based on the expected mean top height of Pinus radiata 20 years from planting.)

Butt Log

By |2017-07-07T08:37:24+12:00March 7th, 2016|, |

The bottom part of a tree. A 'Peeler Butt' is the pruned bottom part of the tree, around 2m in length, used by mills to make veneer.