PF Olsen took over Wrightson Forestry Services in 2006 and as a result took over the Wrightson harvest contract with Landcorp at the same time. PF Olsen has managed Landcorp's harvest operations ever since. Harvest operations have taken place in Northland, Central Plateau, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Otago and Southland since this time.
Sound planning by the harvest managers is essential as is the selection of a suitable harvest crew. The harvest crews need to be well-suited to working in the farm environment where greater care is necessary due to the situation with land type, fences and tracks and the ongoing communication with the Farm Manager and farm staff.
Having contracted PF Olsen to manage its harvest operations for some years now, Gordon has found that the harvest gangs engaged in the various regions have been ideally suited to the jobs and this has resulted in a minimum of disruption to the farming operations.
Sound management of forestry in sensitive environmental areas is also a feature of PF Olsen's expertise and Landcorp has progressed several properties through the FSC [Forest Stewardship Certification] process.