There are a range of New Zealand plantation grown exotic and indigenous species to suit a range of applications including structural, appearance, engineered wood products, furniture and joinery.
Exotic-grown plantation species in New Zealand are subject to high environmental management standards. The primary species grown in New Zealand are Radiata Pine and Douglas-fir.
Exotic plantation grown species include:
Exotic grown species of occasional supply include:
View a comparative matrix of New Zealand grown exotic species including information on sustainability, availability, key applications, density range and durability of heartwood.
In 1993 The Forests Act 1949 was amended to bring an end to unsustainable harvesting and clear felling of indigenous forest.
Under the Act, indigenous timber can only be produced from forests that are managed in a way that maintains continuous forest cover and ecological balance. Management systems ensure that the forests continuously provide a full range of products and amenities, in perpetuity, while retaining their natural values. Only single trees and small groups of trees can be felled for timber production.
Indigenous Species grown in New Zealand for the supply of timber include:
Indigenous species of occasional supply include:
View a comparative matrix of New Zealand grown indigenous species including information on sustainability, availability, key applications, density range and durability of heartwood.
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