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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

June, 2017

 Research presentations from 2017 GCFF conference

The 2017 Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) research programme conference was held in late March, and all presentations from this event are now available.

Research to improve the precision of nutrition management and chemical use was a focus of the 2017 GCFF conference. Brian Strahm, visiting from Virginia Tech, provided a perspective on the gains in forest productivity made in the South East and Pacific North West of the United States through greater precision in nutrient use. Graham Coker (Scion) presented results from an ongoing series of trials testing the cost-effectiveness of a range of fertiliser options, and also commented on the importance of understanding forest soils to make the best choices. Simeon Smaill (Scion) discussed the outcomes of nursery trials that indicated the potential to reduce chemical use in nurseries while still producing high quality seedlings that are performing as well or better when planted in the forest. 

The development of systems to predict the growth, quality and value of forest stands was also reported. Geoff Downes (Forest Quality Ltd) demonstrated the use of the “eCambium” modelling system, which is being developed to more precisely predict the dollar values of individual trees while still standing in the forest. Bernadette Nanayakkara (Scion) presented results from a new methodology for assessing the processes driving wood formation, and how these processes could be managed to alter the quality and value of the tree. 

Presentations on a range of other topics, including pruning, remote sensing, improved use of beneficial soil microbes, and post-harvest erosion management were also given. To read these presentations, and those mentioned above, please visit the GCFF website.

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