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
Certification Standard for NZ Plantation Forests to be developed
Development of the National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has recommenced.
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the worldâ€™s forests and is supported by leading environmental groups such as Greenpeace and WWF. To date FCS has certified over 134 million hectares of forest in 80 countries.
Spokesperson for the Standards Development Group (SDG), Colin Maunder, announced today â€œthat the SDG decided to re-commence with the second Draft that has been at an impasse since November 2003 and this has been accepted by FSC Internationalâ€?.
The SDG is comprised of 2 representatives from four Chambers (Economic, Environment, Maori and Social), except that due to its diversity the Social Chamber has 3 representatives (with the voting rights of 2).
Approximately 1 million of the 1.8 million hectares of NZ forest plantations are certified to FSC. These plantations include significant areas of natural vegetation, native wildlife and are enjoyed by large numbers of people for recreation. The standards consider economic management, long term employment and sets rules for environmental management and recreational use.
Mr Maunder said â€œthe outstanding issues from 2003 are : areas to be set aside as reserves, pesticide use, small low intensity forests, rules regarding conversion of natural vegetation and conversion of plantations to other uses.â€? â€œFive working groups have been formed to establish the rules for these areas in conjunction with forest managersâ€?.
Mr Maunder further explained the process - The SDG plans to finalise a draft for forest testing in August. After which the Forest Tested Draft will be available for public comment and submission through a Consultative Forum that will be facilitated primarily through e-mail exchange.
Participation in the Consultative Forum can be done by registering with the relevant chamber representatives or Colin Maunder.
For more info please contact Colin Maunder.
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