Tenco is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters of forest products. We have built to this position since 1991 when the company was set up to export lumber to growing Asian export markets. Experience and reputation count; from small beginnings Tenco has become the largest independent exporter of New Zealand lumber and New Zealand’s 4th largest log exporter. Tenco has a regular shipping program of their own log vessels and in combination with these and other ships currently calls at 7 New Zealand ports (5 North Island and 2 South Island).
Tenco buys standing forests. Tenco currently has a number of forests which they purchased at harvestable age to log over a number of years for export and domestic markets. Tenco also regularly buys smaller tracts of forest to harvest immediately or immature forests to hold until harvest time. Tenco is interested in broadening the base of owners from whom it purchases forests and stands of trees. A deal with Tenco is a certain transaction. The owner and Tenco will agree on a value of the tree crop and then Tenco will pay this amount to the owner either in a lump sum amount or on rate per volume unit out-turn from the forest depending on the nature of the tree crop.
Tenco knows there are a lot of farmers who have trees that are close or ready to harvest and will be asking themselves how they should proceed with the sale of their trees. For some farmers the kind of certain transaction with money in the bank could well be appealing. Tenco is actively interested in buying harvestable forests or trees from areas including all the North Island (except the Gisborne and East Coast districts) and Nelson & Marlborough in the South Island .
If you own a forest in this area (16 years and older) and are ready to enter into this kind of agreement Tenco is interested to develop something with you.
Please contact: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz
Work: +64 7 357 5356 Mobile: +64 21 921 595 www.tenco.co.nz
International Year of Forests
Advent of 2011 sees the International Year of Biodiversity succeeded by the International Year of Forests. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Background information on the website www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011 includes:
- forests cover 31% of total land area;
- the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people depend on forests;
- 300 million people live in forests;
- forests are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity.
Internationally the year will formally be launched at the Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York, 24 January to 4 February, but in fact related events have been in progress since October 2010. In New Zealand, a calendar of events is being coordinated by a IYF Coordinating Committee consisting of:
- Daniel Miles, Wood Processors' Association of NZ, Ph: 04 473 9220, e-mail email@example.com;
- Glen Mackie, Senior Policy Analyst, NZ Forest Owners Association, Mobile 0274 450116, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Andrew McEwen, President, NZ Institute of Forestry, Ph 04 476 6163, e-mail: email@example.com;
- Avinash Shrivastava, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ph 04 894 0709, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other organisations are welcome to contribute their events - contact one of the committee.
Events confirmed include the combined New Zealand and Australian Institutes of Forestry conference at Sky City in Auckland, 2-5 May (see www.anzifconference.co.nz), and a major "Winning With Wood" forestry expo in Rotorua, 5-7 September (see www.FI2011.co.nz).
In April an innovative energy efficient house will be displayed on the Wellington waterfront before disassembly and shipment to compete in the "Solar Decathlon" in Washington DC in USA.
The NZ Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) will hold its annual conference in Masterton, 10-14 April.