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Inventory and Decision Support Software


This software has been developed by Forest Growers Research for sensitivity analysis of growth modelling and testing management regimes, to derive future production and income in radiata pine and Douglas fir, also available for other species listed.

Try out the experimental Species Selection System (high country) »


Information leaflets


Tree Grower articles



  • New free online forest productivity calculator for small growers March 2018
    A new online calculator for radiata pine and Douglas-fir productivity is now available, free of charge.   The Forecaster Calculator was built for owners and advisors of small forests, who…
  • Updating you with the latest research from the GCFF programme December 2015
    Identifying where our planted forests are underperforming, the establishment of a new field trials to test the legacy effects of nursery management and the establishment of an automated system to…
  • How much wood has my woodlot got? May 2015
    Scion seeks small woodlot owners to help test a new tool that will provide simple recommendations to assist management of small-scale forest stands. Decision support tools that provide management recommendations…
  • Research at Scion - The changing face of forest monitoring April 2015
    Preliminary results demonstrate the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles to greatly improve our understanding of the health and productivity of New Zealand forests. The sight of drones flying over New…
  • Growing confidence in forestry's future May 2014
    Scion Research Programme 2013 - 2019   Raising the profitability of commercial forestry investments is an imperative for the entire New Zealand forestry sector and also vital to increasing economic…
  • How to create good kmz (google earth) files November 2013
    On this page: [Create a polygon in Google Earth]  [Saving your .kmz file]  [Editing a .kmz polygon in Google Earth] Print this page Create a polygon in Google Earth 1.…


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