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Tenco logo About Tenco
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 
Work: +64 7 357 5356  Mobile:  +64 21 921 595  www.tenco.co.nz
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Enabling technologies to combat Phytophthora diseases

Healthy trees, healthy future showcase – Kauri breeding and partnerships workshop

When: 21-23 August 2018
Where: Scion, Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park, 49 Sala Street, Rotorua

Day one Powhiri and indigenous nursery visit
Day two Healthy Trees, Healthy Future enabling technologies showcase and tour of Scion nursery
Day three A roadmap for kauri forest partnerships

Save the dates and register through: https://enabling-technologies-phytophthora.lilregie.com

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GCFF Workshop

Wood quality variation in radiata pine: Implications for the current and future resource

23 August 2018, Rotorua (9:30 am – 3:30 pm, venue to be confirmed)

Scion welcomes you to attend a 1-day workshop on radiata pine wood quality. The workshop will focus on issues of importance to both forest growers and wood processors, namely: understanding wood quality in the current crop; understanding wood quality in the future crop; and tools techniques to deal with wood quality variability.

The forests that provide the raw material resource for New Zealand’s domestic wood processing sector and log exports are already in the ground and growing. In order to make best use of this resource it is important to understand how factors such as site, management history and genetics affect wood properties and ultimately their impact on end product performance. Segregation technologies can help to deal with variation in resource quality, but the benefits of using such technologies must outweigh the costs. Furthermore, the quality of the future resource may change new genetic material is planted and forest management focuses on enhancing productivity. The potential implications of such shifts need to be understood.

The purpose of the workshop is bring forest managers and wood processors together to discuss radiata pine wood quality, and in particular the impacts of past and future management practices.

This workshop is designed for those who want to know:

  • What are the main drivers of variation in the wood properties of radiata pine?
  • What practical techniques are available to assess wood properties in the field?
  • Is it possible to segregate based on wood properties and who benefits?
  • What are the potential implications for future management on wood quality?

Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required by 17 August. The registration link is available at https://gcff.nz/news-and-events/.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact: John Moore john.moore@scionresearch.com and Annette Brockerhoff Annette.Brockerhoff@scionresearch.com

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Wood quality variation in radiata pine: Implications for the current and future resource

23 August 2018, Rotorua (9:30 am – 3:30 pm, venue to be confirmed)

Scion welcomes you to attend a 1-day workshop on radiata pine wood quality. The workshop will focus on issues of importance to both forest growers and wood processors, namely: understanding wood quality in the current crop; understanding wood quality in the future crop; and tools techniques to deal with wood quality variability.

The forests that provide the raw material resource for New Zealand’s domestic wood processing sector and log exports are already in the ground and growing. In order to make best use of this resource it is important to understand how factors such as site, management history and genetics affect wood properties and ultimately their impact on end product performance. Segregation technologies can help to deal with variation in resource quality, but the benefits of using such technologies must outweigh the costs. Furthermore, the quality of the future resource may change new genetic material is planted and forest management focuses on enhancing productivity. The potential implications of such shifts need to be understood.

The purpose of the workshop is bring forest managers and wood processors together to discuss radiata pine wood quality, and in particular the impacts of past and future management practices.

This workshop is designed for those who want to know:

  • What are the main drivers of variation in the wood properties of radiata pine?
  • What practical techniques are available to assess wood properties in the field?
  • Is it possible to segregate based on wood properties and who benefits?
  • What are the potential implications for future management on wood quality?

Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required by 17 August. The registration link is available at https://gcff.nz/news-and-events/.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact: John Moore john.moore@scionresearch.com and Annette Brockerhoff Annette.Brockerhoff@scionresearch.com

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Taupo & Districts Farm Forestry Field Day

Where:  Various stops around Western Bays of Taupo

When: Wednesday 29th August

Topics covered:

  • Totara and native forest establishment and management (SCION speaker)
  • Soil Conservation Block (WRC speaker)
  • Timber used in construction of ColinDale Lodge (Colin Armer)
  • One Billion Tree Policy (MPI speaker)
  • Tuaropaki Sustainability Centre and farm forestry

Lunch: Will be provided by the Taupo Branch at the Tihoi Tavern.  

Please RSVP to Peter Marshall for catering purposes asap.

Ph 07 3783154 or  0276775778 

Meet:  10am at the corner of Whangamata Rd/Waihora Rd.  For those wanting to carpool from Taupo meet at 9.30am sharp Pohipi Rd/SH5 intersection at top of Control Gates Hill.

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Conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations

You are invited to attend the conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO): Extension and Knowledge Exchange (EKE) which will be held from 9-13 September 2018 in Christchurch. This year’s theme is ‘The importance of engaging local communities and stakeholders to increase successful adoption of new technologies’.

The practice of Extension and Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge of best practices concerning wood resource use and forest management can be disseminated through informal education and training, often face to face and using onsite demonstration, and through participatory approaches. This practice of extension and knowledge exchange ensures the latest technology and information reaches the people who need to use it. Alongside extension, communities need to be engaged to ensure continuing social licence for forest-based activities.

Extension foresters aim to develop favourable attitudes toward, and desired capabilities for, forestry practices among the public, while also ensuring the requisite skills and learning needed by publics and land managers to plant and manage newly forested lands.

Forestry extension is therefore an important vehicle for expansion of forest resources. With many OECD signatories to the Paris Accord requiring dedicated emissions targets, there has been increased emphasis on forest expansion and protection of forests on both public and private lands.

Greater emphasis on forestry extension capability is required at national levels to meet these forest conservation goals, and assist in country-leveltree planting targets, such as New Zealand’s 1 billion trees programme.

The annual conference serves as a forum for communications among extension forestry professionals worldwide.

Who should attend?

The organisers welcome participants from a wide range of background such as forest industry, science researchers, regional and government representatives, who have an interest in technology transfer. The conference will be of particular value for forestry consultants, forestry and farm extension officers, farm foresters, land use planners, forest conservation managers, parks and reserves staff, forestry researchers, academics in knowledge extension, technology transfer and advocacy roles.

The conference website can be accessed here and the online registration is available here. Online registration is due by 1st August 2018.

Please feel free to forward the flyer and information to your colleagues.

We look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch.

Janean Creighton - IUFRO EKE Working Party (9.01.03) and conference programme Coordinator, US.
Karen Bayne and Annette Brockerhoff - IUFRO EKE conference local hosts and organisers, NZ.

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NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

This is New Zealand’s only Timber Design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber.

Professionals worldwide are using wood in often new and imaginative ways to improve a building’s seismic and fire resilience, and New Zealand projects are designing buildings to compete with world leaders.

Both local and international companies will be looking to NZ for timber design inspiration in 2018.

2018 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards Gala Presentation Dinner

Thursday, 20th September 2018 5.30pm - 11.30pm at the Grand Millennium Hotel - Auckland

Ticket prices are $170.00 (+ GST ) - This includes:
Cocktail hour + 3 course plated dinner and drinks.

Tickets on sale now!  Click here

Dress Code: Dress to impress!

Join architects, engineers and timber industry leaders for a fun and spectacular night to celebrate Timber Design excellence and innovation.

The 2018 NZ Wood Resene presentation gala dinner will reward practitioners who have surpassed the 'everyday' with their professional skill and ability to deliver excellence to their clients.

In a marketplace that makes many claims and with expectations around 'grand designs' abounding, join representatives from the New Zealand Wood Products industry and design professionals in celebrating those that can truly see the wood from the trees and know how to use it!

When: Thursday 20th September 2018
Where: Grand Millennium, 71 Mayoral Drive, cnr VIncent St
Auckland CBD

Doors open 5.30pm 

View the finalist's presentation boards while engaging with colleagues and industry as you enjoy a drink.

6.30pm – Welcoming address

Brian Stanley - Chair of WPMA

Presentation of awards across ten categories

MC – Jackie Clarke – Entertainer extraordinaire of stage screen and studio. Jackie is an exceptionally popular MC and entertainer, who was recently awarded a MNZM for services to the entertainment industry.  Don't miss an entertaining night to remember!

Guest Key Note Speaker

Dr Helen Anderson -  Helen has a PhD in seismology from University of Cambridge followed by 16 years of active research experience as a seismologist. Currently she is chair of Building Research Association (BRANZ) and Fulbright NZ.

10.30pm - Closing Comments  - Presenter - TBC.

We look forward to seeing you there!

To view the full list of 2017 finalists: Click here

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Phenotyping forests - a potential game changer for planted forests

Given the long lived nature of plantation forest tree species and the real world environments that they are planted into it has not been possible to easily explore the phenotype of species in planted forests. However, with recent advances in remote sensing it is now possible to collect phenotypic data for trees, relieving the phenotyping bottle neck that has been associated with forestry.

The theme of the two day workshop is to explore the advances and opportunities in forest phenotyping and to observe current research activities in one of the largest planted forests in the world.

We are putting together a stimulating programme that will include on the first day an invited key note speaker and volunteered papers. On the second day we will travel through Kaingaroa forest, one of the largest planted forests in the world visiting areas of interest where the forest phenotype is being explored.

Contributions are invited for volunteered presentat ions. 20 minutes will be allocated including 15 minutes for the presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions. Abstracts should be submitted by Friday 31st of August for consideration by the organisers. Successful presenters will be advised by the 7th of September. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and provide a clear statement of what will be covered in the presentation. Poster presentations will also be considered as well as there are limited slots for presentations. 

Abstract submission
Abstracts should be submitted by Friday 31st of August to Annette.Brockerhoff@scionresearch.com. Successful presenters will be advised by the 7th of September. 

Outline of Satellite Meeting 
Day 1: Mon 8th Oct, Presentations and Discussion, at Scion, Rotorua. (8 am – 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm dinner)
Day 2: Tue 9th of Oct, Field trip to Kaingaroa Forest (8.30 am - 4.30 pm) 

Registration 
Full registration Day 1 & Day 2 (includes 8th & 9th Oct, dinner on 8th Oct): NZ $200.
Single ticket Day 1: Mon 8th Oct (includes day catering and evening dinner): NZ $140.
Single ticket Day 2: Tue 9th Oct (field trip including packed lunch): NZ $80.
Online registration available here and is due by 15 September 2018.

To find out more about the satellite meeting contact Peter Clinton at Scion (NZ Forest Research): email Peter.Clinton@scionresearch.com.

Location
Rotorua is a world class destination and has a range of accommodation options nearby the conference venue. The magnificent backdrop of Whakarewarewa Forest (also known as The Redwoods) is not far from the city center. There are many recreational opportunities in Rotorua including world renowned mountain biking rides and geothermal pools.

A range of international airlines fly to New Zealand from Australian airports and flight connections can be easily made via main centers such as Auckland to Rotorua, flying Air New Zealand.

The conference will be hosted at Scion, Sala St, Rotorua. (http://www.scionresearch.com)

Visitor information for Rotorua
Find out more about Rotorua by visiting http://www.rotoruanz.com/visit

Hotel suggestions
Novotel; IBIS; Holiday Inn; Millennium Hotel

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Forest Growers Conference and Field Trip 2018

Day 1: Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm.

  •  Conference
  • Dinner and Science Awards
  • 6:00pm Pre dinner drinks 7:00pm Dinner/Awards

Day 2: Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

  • Conference

Day 3: Thursday, 18th October 2018, Approx Time:  8:00am - 4:00pm.

  • Field Trip  

Where: Trinity Wharf Tauranga, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga 3110 - Room Reservations

We are now approaching the fifth anniversary of the Forest Growers Levy funded work programme. The programme aims to increase forest profitability, reduce risk and ensure the industry’s licence to operate is protected.

Day 1 of the 2018 conference will include a report back on the wider activities supported by the Forest Growers Levy Trust as well as presentations on research that are of benefit to small forest owners.
 
Day 2 will have a focus on genetic improvement, work to improve productivity and wood quality, and biosecurity.  Log export logistics and fumigation will be discussed.

The field trip will include a visit to Port of Tauranga to look at log export logistics technology, log fumigation and methyl bromide recapture technologies, along with a visit to an award winning farm forestry property near Tauranga.
 
A more detailed programme and registration details will be available by early June 2018.
 
Learn about the research programmes being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:

    Achieve better financial returns from new and existing forests
    Improve the health and resilience of your forests to pests and diseases
    Maintain our industry ‘licence to operate’

Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

Agenda >>

Register now >>

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NZFFA Special Interest Group seminar

Te Awamutu 3–4 November 2018

Come to Visit the Waikato

Summary:

  • Sat 9am 3 Nov visit to Wilson property, Otewa
  • Sat 2pm visit Forsythe property Te Kawa
  • Dinner and Speaker at Te Awamutu Sports Club
  • Sunday 4 Nov visit Ian Brown property at Pirongia

For many NZFFA members and special interest group aficionados you will not have had the opportunity to visit the region since the last conference many years ago. We have arranged an interesting programme with the chance to see and discuss items of interest to all the groups. We will visit redwoods, eucalypts, cypresses, melanoxylon and indigenous plantings and have some good discussion on poplar utilisation.

Key Facts

Te Awamutu has a range of motels for accommodation — contact I-site for tips.

http://www.teawamutuinfo.co.nz/

Mixed species landscape Wilson property, Otewa. Photo J Simmons

“We expect to put on some great weather, and show you some great plantations being grown in pretty much ideal situations.
We anticipate some robust debate on a raft of special species management.”
Dave Forsythe  

We will not be covering big distances so will have plenty of discussion time.

A buffet dinner and bar is being arranged at the Te Awamutu Sports Club in central Te Awamutu

We expect the Sunday field trip to wind up by lunch time so you have time to make your journeys homeward.

To register email your details to Dave Forsythe forsytheview@wnation.net.nz and deposit $50 to Waikato Farm Forestry 03-1558-0061907-00 for the dinner.

Download the pdf flyer here >>

Inquiries to Dave Forsythe Ph 0272 305 454  
or John Simmons Ph 021 746 659

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