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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.
Please contact: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz 
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Logging

August, 2014

 Mystery Creek Report 2014

Waikato Farm Forestry Branch flew the associations flag once more.

Our strategy was to put a huge Syncarpia post in the ground on the roadside of our site, backed up by smaller durable eucalyptus posts which visitors could lift out of the ground to inspect. These posts had all come from Lower North branches Orewa Conference 2013, when we had a Pick a Post competition.

The Syncarpia “defect split” was a great opportunity to talk about the importance of even and equal distant greater spacing requirements for growing hard woods.

Was our strategy successful – half pie! It was great when we got a few young fellows to bang a nail in the syncarpia – they found the syncarpia was not too hard at all.

This year was a mixed bag. Three weeks before fieldays a Chinese led wood price correction (DROP!) took the cream of our harvesting enquiries! but enquiry there still was.

Manuka forestry was a frequent talking point – does manuka mix with eucalypts, or even pines on high altitude sites?

Natives and re-vegetation of waterways featured. Discussion was across all timber species and included drought feeding - poplars.

We had Scion with a decision making harvesting software on demonstration – they found it easier to engage knowledgeable folk but not your straight off the paddock farmer with a small block of trees. 

I had to grin about the wisdom of modern trendy name changes – “Scion” means nothing to people until someone says “we do forestry research”. The old name “Forest Research Institute” needed no further explanation!!

Should we continue to be at National Agricultural Fieldays? If we got further advice of what the Executive wants us to promote re. Forest Levy matters that would help us in the future. Otherwise we just use our own heads…! We did “look good” in high viz Waikato Farm Forestry Vests and with NZ Farm Forestry caps.

For the record we signed up six new members and renewed one, sold one Wardle book and about $200 of other forestry literature.

Our thanks to the Neil Barr Foundation for providing the funding for the sublet fee, Gerry Mortimer of Woodmetrics Ltd and our willing volunteers that we let loose on the stand.

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