We are responsible for your forest and therefore visit the forest regularly to check on the status of the tree crop, maintain security and avoid unauthorised access, ensure that all access tracks and culverts are clear, check and remove any wandering stock etc.
We act as the contact point and the liaison party with neighbours, District and Regional Council officers, Ministry for Primary Industries’ officers, Fire & Emergency New Zealand and the many other third parties both official and casual who have an interest in your forest.
We are responsible for all Health and Safety and Resource Management issues relating to your forest.
We also assist in training and safety programs for the field staff to ensure they are fully skilled and suitable for the work.
We maintain an extensive paper and digital database containing records of all field operations undertaken in your forest, together with plot data collected during each operation, as qualitative evidence in respect of the development of the forest, for programming future operations within the forest, for modelling for insurance plus general valuation purposes and ultimately for harvest planning and marketing purposes.
We keep up to date and accurate digital maps of your forest to aid forest management and supervision plus provide stand areas for input into all valuation and modelling projections.
At the appropriate times in the life of your forest we undertake detailed inventory work to obtain a current profile to re-calibrate the projection and analysis models used for insurance and other valuation purposes and in later years for harvest planning.
Each year we update the valuation of your forest for insurance purposes based upon the investment update and valuation work completed for your Annual Report and negotiate the best insurance arrangements for your forest.
We liaise and cooperate with other forest owners in each district and the relevant authorities to provide a coordinated and skilled fire fighting capability. This includes contributing, or having available at a central point, fire-fighting equipment. In addition, we also have staff on stand-by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the dry months.
We liaise with the Forest Auditor to assist them to complete their annual independent review of your forest.
We arrange independent forest health inspections and assist as required with the inspections and the subsequent follow up remedial action.
We negotiate and manage grazing leases during the years that grazing is possible and desirable under the growing trees.
Towards the maturity of your forest we undertake detailed harvest planning work and prepare the information necessary to commence the marketing of the logs that will be harvested.
We co-ordinate and manage the harvest of your forest and all the associated supervision, reporting and payment consequences.
We are responsible for coordinating and supervising all fieldwork in your forest from establishment to harvest. This includes the initial establishment of your forest right through the planting, pruning, and thinning activities.
In addition, we co-ordinate and supervise track and culvert installation and ongoing clearance and maintenance, regular noxious and other weed spraying, fencing repairs and maintenance plus noxious and other pest control work.