Official website of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
Trees for Ecosystem Services
Tree Grower articles
Other Sources of information
- Forest Ecosystem services (Scion publication August 2017)
New Zealand’s around 1.7 million hectares of planted forests contribute an export return of more than $5 billion per year from wood and fibre based products. A large amount of lumber is also used locally. Our forests are increasingly being recognised for the other products, services and benefits they can provide over and above wood, fibre and fuel. Together, these benefits are called ecosystem services and are worth far more in total than the
wood, fibre and fuel alone.
- Forest Water Dynamics (Scion publication, July 2020)
Water can be available from planted forest catchments even in the driest parts of New Zealand. Forests have the potential to release water during dry periods and regulate stream flow during storms and floods.