A successful harvesting seminar was held on Wednesday 10th September at Alexandra Park, Greenlane, Auckland. Our Kawakawa and Rotorua offices jointly organised the seminar which was attended by 55 clients, forest owners and would-be forest owners. The next day we received a very positive email from one of the attendees:

"Last evening's seminar was very informative, well presented and I will take a lot more interest in our investments. Thanks PF Olsen for their excellent seminar which was pitched from the angle of ...... PF Olsen specialise in NZ forestry and have the experience and personnel to be able to manage every aspect of your forestry, aimed at maximizing your investments on a long term basis. We are here if you want us. There was certainly no hard sell."

Thanks for the feedback, its great to hear the seminars are being well received.

Whilst Carbon issues were touched on briefly during the 1½ hour session, it was clear that some attendees would have preferred longer on this topic. This feedback and the fact that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) legislation has now been passed, has lead us to scheduling two more of our popular Carbon Seminars in November - see details below. In these seminars we cover background information about Carbon, its markets and emission trading schemes, but more importantly we look as ways forest owners and would-be forest owners can maximise the opportunities now made available under the ETS (see also Clarky's Comment at the beginning of this newsletter).

Upcoming Carbon Seminars

Seminar 1

Date: Tuesday 4th November 2008
Venue: Windy Ridge Café Bar and Conference Centre, SH3, Ohaupo
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Seminar 2

Date: Tuesday 25th November 2008
Venue: Taupo - exact venue to be confirmed
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Note: There is no charge for attending these Seminars and a light refreshment will be served.

If you would like to attend one of these seminars, please contact PF Olsen on 0508 PFOLSEN (0508 736 5736) or email alexis.lewgor@pfolsen.com.

If you know of others that might like to attend, you can Forward this copy of Wood Matters to them by clicking on the Forward button at the bottom of the newsletter.