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At last, we get to see proposed ETS forestry rules

11 Jun 18 - The Government has finally released some of its proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules – but the sector won’t see the rest until the end of the year.

Northland iwi kicks off Billion Trees planting

31 May 18 - The first deal has been done under the Government’s Billion Trees programme.

Government pumps $15m into new forest service

11 May 18 - The Government will set aside an extra $15 million in next week’s Budget to boost the capacity of the new forestry fervice.

The wood world's talking about the Jones boy

22 Mar 18 - The wood industry is in love with its new forestry minister.

Foresters like the look of Billion Trees scheme

26 Feb 18 - Forest owners say they are starting to think the Government is serious about forestry.

OIO cutting rights role wrong move, say foresters

23 Jan 18 - Giving the Overseas Investment Office approval of the sale of forestry cutting rights will jeopardise the Government’s billion trees plan, forest owners say.

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.


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