Seeing the wood from the trees I NZ Forestry's bid for their social license
Forestry as a land-use in New Zealand is a heated discussion among sheep & beef farmers as the pinus radiata expands across pastoral farming countries with a bid to use afforestation to meet our countries climate change targets.
“Forestry is not just simply a monoculture of pine that's planted and harvested and replanted. There's lots of environmental and social benefits, as well as the economic benefits that come out of forestry, that is why I wanted to take you on a warts and all trip today,” invites Phil Taylor.
At the invitation from the Forest Owners Association, Phil Taylor this week’s Sarah’s Country’s Opinion Maker, follows Sarah on a trip to the Port Blakely forest in South Canterbury to provide an insight into how a production forest works:
What are they doing to deal with the slash from the side of the hills to avoid another Tolga Bay disaster?
How is forestry dealing with government’s focus on SNA’s (Significant Natural Areas) and indigenous biodiversity with their project to save the NZ falcon
Are pine forestry’s responsible for wilding pines?
Is there truth to pine forestry’s being ‘biological deserts’?
Do they worry about just planting one species for biosecurity reasons?
The huge focus on health & safety on a logging site
What does sustainable harvest management mean?
Does a shift in land-use to forests ruin communities?
Port Blakely grows and markets renewable forest products around the globe owning and managing sustainable working forests in Washington, Oregon & New Zealand.For information on Port Blakely, visit:https://portblakely.com/nz-forestry
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