Official website of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association


Reports

  • Harvesting Innovation Workshops
    G. West and J. Schrider, December 2019 (Access: unrestricted)
    From six workshops on harvesting innovation of small-scale forests, we have gained some very useful insights into recent developments. We have also updated a key group of levy stakeholders on…
  • Report: Small-scale Grower Harvest costs and returns
    Graham West, June 2019 (Access: unrestricted)
    A previous survey of small-scale forest owners (SSFO) interests (reported in May 2017 Tree Grower) clearly showed a strong interest for more information around the harvesting and marketing segment of…
  • Report: An alternative to clear-felling radiata pine
    Mark Bloomberg, Eric Cairns, Denny Du, Harriet Palmer and Chris Perry, February 2019 (Access: unrestricted)
    Background to the project Members of the project team all have a long-held interest in continuous cover forestry systems. In 2018 we obtained funding from the MPI Sustainable Farming Fund…
  • When to harvest - That's the million dollar question
    November 2017 (Access: unrestricted)
    Determining the best time to harvest your woodlot can often feel like gazing into a crystal ball. We all know that the wood market can be volatile and naturally we…
  • Are you harvest-ready?
    November 2017 (Access: unrestricted)
    Why being able to press go whenever you like is the smartest position to be in... If your forest is over 20 years old, you should be thinking about getting…
  • What is the best way to sell my forest?
    November 2017 (Access: unrestricted)
    There is a lot of debate about the best way for forest owners to sell their trees/wood. The reality is that more than 90% of such sales in New Zealand…
  • Forest Harvesting Engineering – making it work for you
    November 2017 (Access: unrestricted)
    Q1. I’ve got some gear – should I be building the roads and landings? Some forest owners like the idea of using their own gear, or friends or family to…
  • Timber Harvesting in New Zealand
    Rien Visser, NZ School of Forestry, December 2016 (Access: unrestricted)
    Plantation forests occupy about 7% of the NZ land area and forestry and logging employ about 7,000 people directly. About 50,000 ha., or 25 million m3, is harvested each year.…
  • Radiata harvesting
    Nick Kingsford, Northland Forest Managers, September 2014 (Access: unrestricted)
    Optimal time line to prepare for harvest: 2 years before harvest - begin the resource consent process (required if moving more than 5,000m3 of soil) 12-18 months before harvest -…

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