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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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October, 2015

 Revitalising New Zealand communities through forest establishment

Using forest establishment to revitalise the environmental, social and economic health of small New Zealand communities.

In 2012, Scion’s Forest Systems Team carried out an investigation into the factors causing the decline of the environmental and social health in the Waiapu Catchment, located on New Zealand’s East Coast. This research found that historic deforestation was driving massively increased erosion and nutrient loss, degrading both land and water quality. This environmental degradation eventually translated into significant economic and social decline as the capacity of the land to support the local community deteriorated. This process was predicted to be accelerated by climate change, which would further enhance land degradation. It was recommended that a reforestation programme be initiated to help restore this community.

The outcomes of this project were accepted by various national and local bodies, and have become part of a recently announced 100-year partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Runanga o Ng?ti Porou and Gisborne District Council to restore the health of the Waiapu Catchment. As recommended by the Scion team, establishing new radiata pine plantations on the highly erodible land is a key priority for the partnership, as this will to reduce soil degradation and provide new sources of employment within the community. This combination of environmental, social and economic research carried out by Scion is now considered a model to identify opportunities to maintain and improve the way of life in small communities around NZ. For more information, please follow the link below.

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