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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.
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July, 2015

 Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Research Programme

Updating you with the latest research from the programme

Identifying the forest productivity gap, improved management of soil resources and efforts to study water quality in forested areas are a few of the topics in the May 2015 newsletter

The latest newsletter (Issue 3) from the Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Research Programme includes:

  • a summary of work done with the permanent sample plot network established around New Zealand, indicating that forest growers are missing out on around $13,000 per hectare on average through not properly managing their site;
  • results from a study into the impacts of different types of harvesting and fertiliser use on productivity over multiple rotations, which showed that disruptions to the soil during harvesting have long-term effects on the next rotation;
  • profiles of the various student projects the GCFF programme is supporting, such as research to improve assessments of tree value, improving the resource use of radiata pine and testing methods to get more from beneficial soil microbes.

The newsletter also outlines the cluster groups established to help communicate the results of the programme, facilitating the uptake of new research into forest management. To enquire about participating in a cluster group, please contact

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