Forestry’s Importance Recognised

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) is pleased to note the recognition of the importance of forestry within the New Year Honours list. Andrew McEwen, immediate past president of NZIF received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to forestry.

12:56 PM, 11 January 2016

NZIF would welcome additional pest control to save Northland’s Forests

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) is concerned about the rapid degradation of Northland’s forests due to inadequate pest control.

“The short film made public by Forest and Bird shows as a society we have a serious problem if we are to even maintain our native forests” said NZIF President James Treadwell.

Mr Treadwell continued to say “NZIF has been calling for a review of how the maintenance and conservation of native forests are funded for some time. Most New Zealanders know of area of native forest being decimated by pests.”

8:09 AM, 14 December 2015

New Zealand Journal of Forestry Volume 60 Number 3, November 2015

This issue follows the NZIF conference in August which debated the sector’s Forest Policy Project to develop a long-term inter-generational forest policy. The policy will encompass conservation, plantation forests and wood processing, with social, environmental and economic objectives. There are articles on why the NZIF continues to advocate for the forest sector, the public’s perception of forestry, the RMA, and the progress towards a National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry, with Andrew McEwen having the last word. There is a paper providing an estimate of the proportion of the small-scale forest that is likely to be harvested and a paper on enhancing the productivity of radiata pine.

1:38 PM, 1 November 2015

NZIF welcomes the latest international agreement on climate change and challenges the Government to lift its game.

“As a New Zealander I am embarrassed about how little we are doing to reduce climate change” said President of NZIF James Treadwell. “As a country, until agriculture, our largest emitting sector, is included into the emissions trading scheme, New Zealand is unlikely to be seen as doing its fair share.”

1:26 PM, 14 December 2015

NZIF welcomes a new Global Forest Certification Scheme to New Zealand

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry welcomes a new Global Forest Certification Scheme to New Zealand

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) welcomes the endorsement from the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), of New Zealand’s sustainable forestry standard.

9:03 AM, 11 December 2015

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1:56 PM, 24 July 2015