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About Tenco
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: 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595

June, 2015

 Keeping an eye on the health of your foliage

Scion seeks input from farm foresters around New Zealand to help in the fight against red needle cast and other foliar diseases.

Red needle cast has posed a threat to the health of radiata pine stands around the country since it became established in the Gisborne region in 2008. At that time, the disease was unknown to New Zealand, and was identified as a Phytophthora species through the work of Scion scientists. Further Scion-led research has determined that infected trees can recover from the defoliation and productivity reductions associated with the disease, and that it is not a threat to our export markets as it cannot be spread via log movement. However, as red needle cast has rapidly spread to most regions of New Zealand, tracking the incidence of outbreaks, and the associated damage, is still vitally important. Scion is engaged in a programme to follow the development of red needle cast across New Zealand throughout 2015, and is asking forest owners to report any suspected cases of the disease. More information regarding this effort and how to get involved is provided in Forest Health News bulletin No. 256, which can be accessed here >>

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