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We love our forests

Timber species

Forests and wood

Forestry resources


Love our forests – Our children do

New Zealand has 1.7 million hectares of highly productive, sustainably managed, plantation forests.

Recognising the joy and pleasure that the forest environment offers, many forest owners are happy to allow public access for recreation purposes such as cycling, running or simply walking and enjoying.

Kiwi kids are truly blessed to have these wonderful forest playgrounds in which they can extend themselves physically whilst experiencing an intimate connection with the natural environment.

We should love our forests for what they give us – and for the simple joy they can bring to our children’s lives.