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
Exciting new possibilities for eucalypts
Scion is undertaking a new programme to continue improving the performance of this commercial hardwood species.
Eucalypts are a promising commercial hardwood plantation species, possessing an array of traits that make them suitable for a range of markets from furniture and outdoor uses, to fibre for high quality papers. With eucalypt forests comprising only about 1.4% of the commercial forest estate in New Zealand the opportunity exists to expand eucalypt planting to capture more of the market for hardwood. Scion has been researching eucalypts for over 40 years, and has engaged in breeding programmes to improve the performance of this species. In general, the key to growing eucalypts is matching the right species to the right site, and there are currently around 250 eucalypt species planted in New Zealand to choose from. Scion is working with the forestry industry to develop an exciting new partnership for growing and processing eucalypts. This initiative is expected to be running by early 2015, and all enquires are welcome.