Harvest Planning & Engineering

PF Olsen has a well-resourced team of qualified and experienced harvest planners and engineers based in our Rotorua Office, with additional capability located with our branch offices around New Zealand and Australia.

PF Olsen Engineering, along with Land Information and the Inventory team, can provide forest owners a full suite of harvest planning and forest engineering services to take your project from conception through to completion.

We are trusted partners in the sustainable management of forests.

Our range of services include:

  • project scheme assessment and feasibility studies
  • strategic and operational harvest planning
  • project and contract management
  • risk analysis and management
  • cable logging analysis (CYANZ/CHPS)
  • geometric design (Road engineering, including survey and set out)
  • culvert and waterway design (hydrological and hydraulic analysis)
  • road pavement design
  • contract management, site surveillance and quality assurance


Some forest owners like the idea of using their own gear, or friends or family to do road and skid construction for forest harvesting. This raises many issues and can result in a poorer outcome for all parties involved. Click here to find out about the issues and pitfalls.

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