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Wood Matters

Log Market - August

Prices for export logs in August dropped around $35 per JAS m3 from July prices, due to the combination of reduced demand in China and increased shipping costs.

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Log Market - July

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in July decreased an average of $8-9 per JASm3 from June prices.

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Log Market - June

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in June increased an average of $5 per JASm3 from May prices.

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Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

Final advice to the Government was publicly released by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Wednesday 9th June. The CCCs report - Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa – contains advice on setting emissions budgets, emissions reduction plans and requests from the Minister of Climate Change.

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Field Days 2021

Field Days 2021 is set to start like so many other years......wet, however the enthusiasm of the team will more than make up for damp start.

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Log Market - May

Despite a strengthening NZD, the At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in May increased an average of $13 per JASm3 from April prices.

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Council Long Term Plan’s

Around the country many Regional and District Councils are currently going through the process of updating their long term plans (and possibly other plans as well). While the Environmental Team at PF Olsen does it’s best to ensure that we read and submit on anything that we think will impact your forests, it is also helpful if you read and submit on your local plan/s as well.

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Wildings research applied to Molesworth

With financial support from Forest Grower Research, Scion has developed machine learning algorithms to detect wilding conifers infestations by using remote sensing platforms like drones (for smaller scale assessments of infestations) and manned airplanes (for large regional surveys).

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Log Market – April 2021

Domestic prices for structural and industrial logs increased up to $5 per tonne in many regions in response to the recent price increase for export logs. Prices for pruned logs have remained relatively stable in the North Island with small increases in the South Island.

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Aerial Spraying Workshop for Forest Managers

Every year PF Olsen staff manage and carry out aerial spraying operations across many thousands of hectares of land. Aerial spraying operations cover both forested land (releasing of newly planted areas; Dothistroma control / other sprays for forest health) and bare land in preparation of planting (weed control). From a forestry perspective, aerial spraying operations are one of the more potentially risky operations undertaken, until a forest is harvested.

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