logo.gif

Wood Matters

Log Market - September 2013

The relative stability in the market as reported last month continues, with solid demand and some firming of prices. Harvesting levels around New Zealand are hitting record levels.

READ MORE

Clarky's Comment - August 2013

My recent trip to China caused me to reflect on some changes that have taken place in the Chinese forestry sector since I was last involved as a consultant 15 years ago, not the least of which was that the smaller town hotel plumbing has gotten a lot more robust than it was back then!

READ MORE

Successful Felling Along Powerline Corridors

The PF Olsen Viking Timber Management (VTM) team, based in Rotorua, has recently undertaken two significant powerline felling projects of note. These operations had different challenges and constraints, but through a collaborative planning and management approach that involved the harvesting contractor both were completed successfully without incident.

READ MORE

Why should you plant container grown trees?

Forest owners in many large countries with large commercial estates wised up years ago. Chile, Australia, Sweden and Norway, Indonesia and Malaysia just to name a few have been planting container treestocks for decades.

READ MORE

Log Market - August 2013

Relative stability has been a theme of the past 18 months of log trading. This has been very welcome in contrast to the damaging volatility of prior periods.

READ MORE

Hydraulic Quick Change Coupler

Recently a group of New Zealand loggers went to Elmia Wood 2013, the world's largest forestry machinery exposition, held near Jonkoping in southern Sweden from 5-8 June 2013.

READ MORE

Forestry sector providing solutions

Recently PF Olsen Australia has had the opportunity to discuss with federal politicians and national forestry representative bodies about some of the key emerging issues that we see as requiring attention.

READ MORE

Managing power line hazards during harvest

It is fair to say that trees and power lines are not particularly compatible. Vegetation, including tree crops, that grow too close to power lines presents a hazard to power lines that can interrupt electricity supply (for example through trees touching or falling on lines).

READ MORE

Change is Good

No one ever said change is easy, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good thing in the end. PF Olsen Ltd and Waiariki Institute of Technology have seen their partnership evolve over the years not only in the relationships established, but also in regards to their combined focus on safety.

READ MORE

Log Market - July 2013

In a report released early in June, the Ministry for Primary Industries estimated that log export volumes from New Zealand would be 7 per cent higher in the year ending June 30 than the same period in 2012.

READ MORE

See how you could benefit from PF Olsen services