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Solid timber recovery and economics of short-rotation small-diameter eucalypt forestry

This report was prepared for Future Forests Research Ltd (FFR) by Scion.

Authors:

Dean Satchell, Sustainable Forest Solutions, R.D. 1 Kerikeri, Northland 0294. +64 9 4075525

James Turner, Scion, Private Bag 3020 Rotorua 3010. +64 7 3435899

Date: June 2010

Appendix 1: Assumptions in Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
Appendix 2: Prices and values of timber in New Zealand used for estimating board prices
Appendix 3: Timber grading
Appendix 4: Sawmilling methodology
Appendix 5: Glossary of terms
Spreadsheet 1: Kaingaroa Compartment 1194 E. regnans economic value (Microsoft Excel macro-enabled workbook 3.6 MB)
Spreadsheet 2: Optimal rotation and stocking for E. regnans (Microsoft Excel macro-enabled workbook 864 KB)

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Appendix 2: Prices and values of timber in New Zealand used for estimating board prices in Table A 1.1

Table A 2.1: Prices for finished, profiled clear eucalypt timber, Northland Kauri Timber Ltd (from pricelist 2009).

Species Grade Nominal size (mm) Profiled size (mm) Price per lineal metre Price per m3 (nominal)
E. pilularis,
E. fastigata,
E. regnans
Clear (No. 1) 150 × 25 128 × 19 $9.50 $2533
           
E. pilularis,
E. fastigata,
E. regnans
Clear (No. 1) 100 × 25 83 × 19 $6.30 $2520

Table A 2.2: Retail timber prices 2009, 83 mm x 19 mm, profiled T & G per lineal metre.

Retailer Timber Price
South Pacific Timber Victorian ash/Tasmanian oak $7.66
Timspec Tasmanian oak select $6.80
Timspec Tasmanian oak standard $5.75
Timspec Tasmanian oak high feature $4.65

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