Specialty Wood Products Partnership reports
The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership (SWP) is a partnership between Government and industry which aims to develop a high-value specialty wood products industry based on alternatives to radiata pine, namely Douglas-fir, eucalypts and cypresses. The NZ Farm Forestry Association, as a partner, are a significant contributor to the specialty wood products industry. Forestry is New Zealand’s third largest primary export earner, but it relies heavily on a single species, radiata pine. This leaves the industry vulnerable to fluctuations in…
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- Research on non-durable eucalypts Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership (Access: NZFFA membership)
Marco Lausberg and Harriet Palmer, February 2022
The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership is a seven-year programme which draws to a close in June this year. The programme has focused on four species and groups – Douglas-fir,…
- The Specialty Wood Products research programme (Access: unrestricted)
Marco Lausberg and Harriet Palmer, August 2021
The Specialty Wood Products research programme was established in 2015, marking the start of a seven-year partnership between Forest Growers Research, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, other research…
- Major Specialty Wood Products partners lead the way (Access: unrestricted)
Harriet Palmer and Peter Berg, May 2019
The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership is a government and industry partnership which aims to develop high-value markets for timber from alternative, or specialty, species. The partners include several major large-scale…
- Some background to the Specialty Wood Products programme (Access: unrestricted)
Julian Bateson and Paul Millen, February 2016
At the beginning of the Action Group weekend Paul Millen spent an hour updating us on the purpose of the Specialty Wood Products research partnership that started from 1 July…
- Special purpose timbers research project (Access: unrestricted)
Peter Berg, February 2016
Scion’s diverse species programme came to an end a year or so ago. At this time a number of people in the forest growing community became concerned that initiatives in…
- The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership - Progress on activities 2015-2020
SWP-T107 - Access: unrestricted.
The SWP programme aims to transform processing options for species other than radiata pine including eucalypts, Douglas-fir and cypresses, develop improved breeding stock to overcome current wood quality and forest…
- Programme description
SWP-T043 - Access: unrestricted.
The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership (SWP) is a partnership between Government and industry which aims to develop a high-value specialty wood products industry based on alternatives to radiata pine,…
- Expert Advisory Panel review of the SWP programme - 2017
SWP-T035 - Access: unrestricted.
The project has many strengths and a few weaknesses (detailed in the body of the report). The main strengths include active industry/research collaborations, strong science, and a large team with…
- The current and future potential of contingency species to mitigate biosecurity risk for the New Zealand forest sector
SWP-T122- - Access: unrestricted.
The problem In 1969 radiata pine made up 54% of the planted forest estate, including eucalypts, larch, Corsican pine, Ponderosa pine, Austrian pine, and Douglas-fir; today radiata pine comprises over…
- National forest owner survey and resource inventory of alternative species - Stage One of Hawke’s Bay Region pilot project
SWP-T110 - Access: unrestricted.
The Stage One objective of this project is to identify a suitable methodology for a NZ-wide survey and inventory of alternative species forests and their owners by undertaking a pilot…
- Developing the potential of New Zealand’s portable sawmilling and alternative timber sector - Report: Survey of small-scale sawmillers
SWP-T106 - Access: unrestricted.
This report provides the results from a survey of New Zealand’s small-scale sawmillers with the 75 survey responses received demonstrating significant interest and support. Given this feedback, a workshop is…
- Portable sawmilling of locally grown alternative timber species - A report on the potential for a sustainable small-scale regional industry in Hawke’s Bay Regio
SWP-T100 - Access: unrestricted.
This report provides a high-level review of the potential for a sustainable small-scale regional industry in the Hawke’s Bay Region based on portable sawmilling of locally grown alternative timber species for…
- Forest Protection SSIF research on species other than radiata pine 2018/19
SWP-T081 - Access: NZFFA membership. This SWP report shall at all times be kept confidential and not directly or indirectly be made available to anyone who is not an SWP member.
Plantation species other than Pinus radiata (radiata pine), in particular Douglas-fir and eucalypts, form an important part of a diversified forest estate. Douglas-fir is planted over approx. 105,000 ha. and is the…
- Durable Eucalypts - A Multi-Regional Opportunity for New Zealand’s Drylands
SWP-T076 - Access: unrestricted.
Focus Areas and Action/Goals for 2019-2022 The NZDFI has developed this regional strategy to provide a rationale and overview of its planned activities over the next three years and beyond. The…
- Identifying processing opportunities for key specialty tree species; - processing options analysis using the WoodScape model
SWP-T073 - Access: unrestricted.
The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership wish to know where there are opportunities to develop processing of Douglas-fir, Cypress and Eucalyptus species (nitens and fastigata). A previous report covers the…
- Identifying processing opportunities for key specialty tree species – resource analysis
SWP-T068 - Access: unrestricted.
This report covers the current and projected supply of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco), Cypresses and Eucalyptus nitens (Deane & Maiden) Maiden across all the major wood supply regions of…
- Core funded aligned research on insects and fungi on species other than radiata pine 2017/2018
SWP-T061 - Access: unrestricted.
Plantation species other than Pinus radiata (radiata pine), specifically Douglas-fir and eucalypts, form an important part of a diversified forest estate. Douglas-fir is planted over approx. 105,000 ha. and is the most…
- Durable eucalypt forests – a multi-regional opportunity for investment in New Zealand drylands
SWP-T044 - Access: unrestricted.
We believe our vision for the establishment of a durable eucalypt plantation estate is a unique opportunity to add value to New Zealand’s current forest industry. With our elite breeding…
- Preliminary Decision Support System Stakeholder Analysis – towards the Scion SFF proposal for site-species matching
SWP-T031 - Access: unrestricted.
The purpose of this study was to conduct an end-user stakeholder analysis about the usage of Decision Support System (DSS) tools for alternative species decision making. The specific objectives were…
- A Regional Approach to Matching Specialty Timber Species to Sites
SWP-T019 - Access: unrestricted.
A report to summarise the Specialty Wood Products Partnership workshop on site-species matching A workshop on the theme of matching specialty timber species to sites was held in Wellington in…
- Alternative Species Site Mapping Review and Analysis
SWP-T004 - Access: unrestricted.
Background Commercial forestry in New Zealand is dominated by the site insensitive species Pinus radiata (radiata pine). The commercial planting of non-radiata pine (alternative) forestry species over the last century has…