Find Forestry expertise in New Zealand

The forestry sector along with agriculture and fishers contributes 6% of New Zealand’s GDP (2008). Some reports suggest that sector alone contributed a significant 3.8% of GDP in 2007-8. Forest covers 31% of New Zealand’s total land area, with 24% of this being natural forests and the remaining 7% being plantation forests (2008/9).

Due to its highly productive and sustainably managed plantation forests, New Zealand’s forest industry supplies 1.1% of world and 8.8% of Asia Pacific’s forest products trade. All from just 0.05% of the world’s forest resource and an annual harvest area equivalent to 0.0009% of global forest cover (2009). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is the government’s primary adviser on the forestry industry, its economic and environmental performance and on legislation governing indigenous forestry.

Forestry organisations in New Zealand
Forest Research Institute Ltd