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Moving away from Pine in New Zealand - Part 1

Four decades ago, Gabrielle Walters convinced her father to invest in other tree species....

November 17, 2021

What's happening in Australia.

We recently came across an amazing organisation www.wood4good.com.au  who are truly walking the talk. We really like their website description "Our forests are genuinely sustainable, regenerative enterprises. They can function as the engine-room of local economies and provide a natural climate solution that helps to future-proof vulnerable communities and protect a diversity of native wildlife".  Following is one of their projects....

August 21, 2021

How is Restorative Forestry different?

Let’s be clear. Restorative Forestry is not about planting trees and leaving them to do their own thing forever. While that sounds idyllic, and is a wonderful outcome for pockets of cherished native flora, we believe the true alternative to smaller scale monoculture forestry needs to make economic sense as well as environmental sense. Wood products are our most sustainable and climate-friendly source of industrial materials, and to make them we need trees. But the way those trees are grown and...

July 14, 2021

Forestry myths

It’s good for the environmentIt protects marginal hillside land from erosionIt creates employment in rural areas But the reality is often far from this, with large-scale monoculture forestry often causing significant environmental problems and leads to poor future use options.  Let’s address those myths one at a time:...

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