New Zealand's forests

Find out more about New Zealand’s planted production forests, including area, age class and species, as well as planting and harvesting statistics.


Quick stats

Updated December 2016

  • New Zealand's net stocked planted production forests covered an estimated 1.70 million hectares as at 1 April 2016.
  • The total planted forest standing volume is estimated to be 503 million cubic metres with an average forest standing age (area weighted) of 17.1 years.
  • An estimated 3,000 hectares of new forest were established in 2015.
  • Radiata pine is the dominant species in New Zealand, making up 90% of the planted production forest area.
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