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
How much wood has my woodlot got?
Scion seeks small woodlot owners to help test a new tool that will provide simple recommendations to assist management of small-scale forest stands.
Decision support tools that provide management recommendations are commonly used in large-scale forestry enterprises, but are used much less frequently in the management of small-scale forest stands. One of the reasons for this is the availability of suitable tools to provide assistance – various expert systems and surfaces have been developed to track productivity, nutrient pools and water balance over large areas, but these are not readily applicable over smaller land units.
Scion is seeking to address this gap by developing a new tool that focusses specifically on the needs of small woodlot owners. The design of the tool has been kept simple, allowing it to be used with only basic stand information such as planting date and the rate of stocking. To test the usefulness of the tool and to help develop it further, Scion wants to engage with small block owners who are willing to provide feedback. If you are interested in getting involved in this important project, which will provide benefits to farm foresters, please contact Samuel Damesin using the information provided below.
07 343 5611