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

December, 2015

 Updating you with the latest research from the GCFF programme

Identifying where our planted forests are underperforming, the establishment of a new field trials to test the legacy effects of nursery management and the establishment of an automated system to assess wood quality are the topics in the November 2015 GCFF newsletter.

The latest newsletter (Issue 4) from the Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Research Programme includes:

  • A summary of work done to examine where in New Zealand radiata pine plantations are growing below their potential; this has indicated that many forests in the Hawke’s Bay region in particular are not as productive as they should be.
  • A report on the establishment of a new series of trials to further examine how the treatment of seedlings in the nursery affects field performance, which builds on from past work that suggests significant gains can be made.
  • A description of the “DiscBot” Scion has developed which vastly increases the range and rate at which assessments of wood quality can be made, using a selection of sensors to provide information on wood density, microfibril angle and spiral grain.
  • A summary of the various events the GCFF programme has supported, including engagement with sector stakeholders, regional councils and central government on a range of issues.

The newsletter also outlines progress on a number of other topics, and more detail describing the results from the GCFF programme provided at the recent 2015 Forest Growers Research Conference.

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