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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.
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August, 2015

 Forest biosecurity – New Zealand needs to act locally and globally

A review of the global state of forest biosecurity highlights the need for countries to cooperate more effectively to prevent the spread of dangerous pests and pathogens.

Scion scientist Eckehard Brockerhoff and colleagues from the University of Pretoria have recently published a review of global forest biosecurity issues and the threat they pose to plantation forests. This review highlights the need for a worldwide effort to manage the threat of introduced insect pests and pathogens establishing themselves in new areas. One of the principal reasons radiata pine performs well in New Zealand is that the plantations are not exposed to the majority of their natural pests – but if more of these pests become established here, this advantage will be lost. The accidental introduction of new pests is also a very serious threat to our indigenous forest species, which have not previously been exposed to a wide range of pests due to the relative isolation of New Zealand.

While the review concludes New Zealand has some of the best biosecurity practices in the world, we are still dependent upon the biosecurity systems of our trading partners, because pest species can use a new country as a stepping stone for further invasions. Therefore, it is important for New Zealand to maintain strong international networks through collaborative organisations such as the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) and to provide assistance to countries that may not have the resources or expertise to independently establish effective forest biosecurity systems.

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