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
Advisory group has the right mix for huge land use challenge
The Forest Owners Association President Peter Weir says Shane Jones’ just announced Advisory group has the right mix of forest industry background and experience to take the industry forward into potentially vast expansion in the decades ahead.
“Government by itself can’t achieve planting an extra half million hectares of trees in the next ten years, and all segments of the industry have to work together to reach that target. It is clear that Shane Jones appreciates this.”
In particular, Peter Weir says the appointment of Warren Parker as the group’s chair will provide leadership with his crucial forest science, conservation and commercial experience.
“Dr Parker’s previous CEO role in Landcare Research and current chair of the Conservation Authority, will count just as much as his immediately previous position as CEO of the forest research body Scion. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Minister’s Billion Tree plan, will entail both extensive conservation planting and indigenous tree planting.”
“Dr Parker will understand the costs and issues of this work. But he will also clearly comprehend the need for most, though certainly not all, of the trees to comprise current commercial species.”
“Radiata pines easily outperform indigenous trees with their quick carbon capture abilities, and, under the proposed carbon averaging in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme regime, such trees will provide early cashflow and a healthy economic return for landowners with no harvest liability. Douglas-fir and Redwood are also outstanding for long term carbon sequestration and income.”
Peter Weir says there is strong Maori representation on the advisory panel as well, which he says represents recognition of the growing and crucial participation of Maori as landowners and forest workers.
“Dr Charlotte Severne stands out as leading the way for iwi to develop their forest and associated land interests. She chairs the Lake Rotoarira Forest Trust which is a long way down the track to developing Maori forestry as a long term, sustainable, profitable and integrated land use.”
“Likewise, Gina Solomon’s experience as director of the QE II National Trust and her involvement with a leading example of community agreements on resource use, the Kaikoura Marine Guardians Te Korowai o Te o Karokura, will be a valuable contribution to the group’s work.”
For further information contact Peter Weir 027 454 7873