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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.
Please contact: 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595

July, 2019

 Report: Small-scale Grower Harvest costs and returns

A previous survey of small-scale forest owners (SSFO) interests (reported in May 2017 Tree Grower) clearly showed a strong interest for more information around the harvesting and marketing segment of forest investment. They also showed an interest in software tools and web delivery of information.

Many farmers provide tales (mostly anecdotal) of woodlot growers receiving poor returns or unethical business practices. Some of this arises from a lack of good benchmark information and general lack of experience in selling forests. It’s often a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The aim of this project was to collate and provide in an easy to understand format, information that assists small growers at the time of harvest to better engage in the process with knowledge and achieve the best possible outcome. This survey would support this by collating and analysing information on woodlot size and location, roading, harvesting, and transport costs, plus stumpage returns. Where possible to demonstrate the above information in simple graphics and a calculator that allows some understanding of the drivers of costs and returns at harvest for woodlot owners. To present this information at the Annual FFA Conference, make available on a website, and give a summary report in the Tree Grower.

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