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From January 2014 an industry levy has been imposed on all harvested wood from New Zealand plantation forests. Currently set at 27c per tonne the levy collects around $10 million a year, which is administered by a Trust and invested in areas of research, development and promotion to further advance NZ forestry both here and overseas. The Trust website is http://www.fglt.org.nz/

Forest Growers levy

Levy News

Levy funded guidelines

  • Timber Harvesting in New Zealand
    By Rien Visser, NZ School of Forestry, December 2016. Introduction: Plantation forests occupy about 7% of the NZ land area and forestry and logging employ about 7,000 people directly. About…

  • Small scale forestry safety guidelines
    Introduction: The following is not a comprehensive guide to health and safety for small-scale forestry. It is an outline introduction to some of the requirements and responsibilities of the current…

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Forest Growers Research

FGR Research programmes

FGR Conference presentations

Forest Growers Research Annual Conference, October 2017
  • Forest Growers Levy Update
  • Risk Management
    1. Red needle cast and other needle diseases of radiata pine
    2. Satellite monitoring of red needle cast (RNC)
    3. Myrtle rust
    4. Responding to new pest incursions in urban areas
    5. Log fumigation: update on research into alternatives to methyl bromide
  • Licence to Operate
    1. Erosion sources and sediment pathways to streams associated with forest harvesting activities
    2. Effectiveness of riparian margins for trapping sediment in steepland plantations
    3. ErodeNZ: the story so far
    4. Stream recovery in harvested catchments following a major storm
    5. The fate of copper in waterways
    6. Material flows and end uses of harvested wood products produced from New Zealand log exports
  • Small Forest Grower Research
    1. Eucalyptus nitens breeding
    2. Performance of naturally durable eucalypt posts in Marlborough vineyards
    3. The Forecaster Calculator V1
    4. Improving small plantation and woodlot inventory
  • Nursery & Seedling Optimisation, Bio-Stimulants, & Foliar Fertilising
    1. Nursery and seedling optimisation
    2. Murray’s Nurseries: low input and innovative nursery management
    3. Bio-protection successes
    4. Biostimulants and foliar sprays
  • Remote Sensing
    1. Industry applications of UAVs
    2. Summary of Remote Sensing projects at Scion
    3. Remote sensing adoption within the forest industry

 

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Articles

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Headlines

  • Steve Wilton re-elected to Forest Levy board October 2015
    Steve Wilton has been re-elected to the Forest Growers Levy Trust board as a representative of growers of small plantation forests. He was challenged by Guy Farman who, like Mr…
  • Forest grower poll open October 2015
    Voting is now open for the person who will represent owners of smaller forests on the Forest Growers Levy Trust board. Voting is now open for the person who will…
  • Forest Growers Levy Trust 2015 Board Election September 2015
    Voting for board vacancy 5 – 16 October 2015: Notice to representatives of owners of less than 1000 ha of forest. For voting and entitlement information plus the voting form…
  • Notice to Forest Growers Levy Payers August 2015
    Nominations to fill board vacancies open 1 - 18 September 2015 For more information visit http://forestvoice.org.nz
  • FOREST GROWER LEVY TRUST BOARD ELECTION RESULT 2013 November 2013
    Audited voting results: Successful candidates Greater than 1,000 ha net stocked area category – weighted forest production votes Philip Taylor Paul Nicholls Bill McCallum David James Balfour Under 1,000 ha…
  • NZFFA member nominations to Levy Board standing for less than 1000 ha category November 2013
      Choose a candidate to view their profile and ask them questions: IAN JACKSON DEAN SATCHELL DOUGAL McINTOSH ROBERT H.M JOHNSTON JOHN H SIMMONS MICHAEL CAMBRIDGE STEVE WILTON
  • Forest growers to elect first board October 2013
    The Forest Growers Levy Trust, the new organisation representing the interests of all plantation forest owners, large and small, is calling for nominations for its first elected board.  Chair Geoff…
  • 86% VOTE SUPPORTS FOREST LEVY April 2013
    A referendum of forest growers has shown strong support for a levy on harvested forest products. "We have been given the thumbs-up to introduce a funding system that will provide…
  • VOTING OPENS IN FOREST REFERENDUM February 2013
    Polls in the Forest Voice referendum will be open from 1-29 March, a week longer than originally intended. The organisers, the Forest Growers Levy Trust, say this will make voting…
  • Forest growers plan industry vote October 2012
    Forest growers will decide the future direction and funding of their industry in a referendum being held in March next year. “Forestry has a huge untapped potential. To achieve that…

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