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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: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595  www.tenco.co.nz
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April, 2015

 Research at Scion - The changing face of forest monitoring

Preliminary results demonstrate the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles to greatly improve our understanding of the health and productivity of New Zealand forests.

The sight of drones flying over New Zealand forests may become relatively common if the recent research done by Scion is anything to go by. Testing has shown that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be rigged to carry LiDAR, infrared or hyperspectral sensors and video cameras that can be used to rapidly cover small stands, or undertake longer flights that cover up to 1000 hectares. The LiDAR data that is collected can provide information on stand properties such as stocking and tree height, while the infrared and hyperspectral cameras can be used to capture aspects of tree health, such as red needlecast, and the extent of other vegetation in the forest. The applications go beyond planted forests, as assessments of native forest blocks can also be carried out with UAVs. Scion is working with Callaghan Innovation and the Civil Aviation Authority to conduct field trials, which are due to begin in May. If successful, it is envisaged that UAVs will become an important part of forestry in New Zealand, allowing forest owners to simply and quickly check on the healthy and productivity of their estate, and therefore make more informed management decisions.
Website link
http://www.scionresearch.com/general/publications/scion-connections/next-issue/aerial-robotics-add-new-dynamic-to-forestry

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