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Mixed forests may not resist climate change

5 Dec 17 - Researchers have confirmed once again that a good forest is a mixed forest, a natural one, with a diversity of species.

AirNZ eyes paying landowners to plant trees

22 Nov 17 - Air New Zealand wants to set up a private afforestation scheme under the Emissions Trading Scheme to offset some of its greenhouse gas emissions.

TREE TALK: Why we need a better forest philosophy

9 Nov 17 - On November 6, 1217, Henry III’s Charter of the Forest gave ordinary English people back their traditional rights to use royal hunting grounds for livestock grazing and collecting firewood.

Forests can bring 1.5deg Paris target closer

3 Nov 17 - Protecting the world’s forests could achieve a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed to meet the 1.5°C Paris target, scientists say.

Government planting target OK, say forest owners

Peter Clark

27 Oct 17 - The Government’s plan to plant an extra 50,000 hectares of new forest a year is “optimistic but achievable”, say forest owners.

High land prices key blocker to forest planting

7 Sep 17 - New Zealand won’t get more carbon-sequestering forests until land prices fall.

Greens want high-end wood products industry

5 Sep 17 - The Green Party wants a regional research institute to develop high-value wood products as part of a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Foresters hope next government will vote for trees

31 Aug 17 - Forest owners are hoping next month’s general election will lead to more forestry-friendly government policies – especially if New Zealand First is in the driving seat.

Fund wants to see 5283ha of new forest

10 Aug 17 - The Government’s reinstated Afforestation Grants Scheme will fund 5283 hectares of new forest this year.

Foresters greet environmental standards move

Peter Weir

8 Aug 17 - The introduction of a national environmental standard for plantation forestry is vitally needed, forest owners say.

Using forests to manage carbon still a heated debate

4 Aug 17 - The best way of managing trees and forests for climate change and accounting for contributions of forests and forestry activities in carbon budgets remains hotly contested.

PICKY PROBLEM: What makes a carbon forest?

3 Aug 17 - The regeneration of vast areas of carbon-storing native forests is being hampered by “pickiness” over the definition of carbon forests.

Foresters fine, but the ETS has some problems

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Aug 17 - The forestry sector has behaved rationally in response to the Emissions Trading Scheme - but the scheme itself hasn’t always been rational, a new analysis shows.

ETS changes of little help, say foresters

James Treadwell

1 Aug 17 - The Government’s latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will do nothing to get more trees in the ground, the forestry sector says.

It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

25 Jul 17 - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.

Scientists fear EU rules will hide forest carbon loss

20 Jun 17 - Leading researchers have condemned attempts to change the way carbon from trees will be counted in Europe.

BUDGET: No boost for tree-planting

26 May 17 - The Government’s Budget will not get landowners planting trees on the scale needed to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitments, forest owners say.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Owners’ Association.

One power station deal eats up Govt forest fund

5 May 17 - New Zealand will need an extra 17,000ha of new forest to offset emissions from a new gas-fired power station at Otorohanga, the Green Party says.


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