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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

October, 2015

 The effect of nursery management on early forest productivity

How much of the initial performance of seedlings is determined by their state when leaving the nursery gate? Scion has established a new trial series to explore this issue, and needs your help to expand further.

Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Research Programme

In recent years, the Scion seedling nursery research programme has examined the impacts of chemical use and beneficial mycorrhizal fungi in the nursery on the early performance of newly planted stands. The results of this initial work have led to the establishment of five new trials around New Zealand, focusing on options to reduce fungicide and fertiliser use in the nursery while maintaining good field performance through the use of soil microbes.

The long term goal of this work is establishing the importance of forest site conditions to nursery management – basically, developing the ability to raise seedlings to best suit the area they will be planted in.

To achieve this, the next phase of the nursery research programme will involve the establishment of small trials, each containing around 180 seedlings, at many sites across New Zealand in 2016. This work will focus on assessing the importance of site properties on the health and growth of seedlings that have experienced different treatments in the nursery, and identifying which nursery treatments provide the best results in different circumstances.

If you are interested in hosting one of these trials, or simply wish to know more about this work, please contact

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