Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service supports forestry priorities. These include climate change and working with Māori on land development opportunities, industry transformation, the ETS, native planting, One Billion Trees, forestry and wood processing, and workforce development.
In this sectionI tēnei wāhanga
Getting started in forestry
Benefits of planting trees, funding options, rules and regulations, advice
National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry
Providing nationally consistent regulations to manage the environmental effects of forestry
Funding for tree planting and research
Funding for community planting, erosion control, forestry research. Plus One Billion Trees programme information
Native (indigenous) forests
Sustainable management, The Forests Act, harvesting and exporting native timber, swamp kauri
Forest industry and workforce
Information and resources for people working in the forestry and wood processing industry
Forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
If you own or have rights to forest land, you may be able to earn carbon credits through the ETS
Matariki Tu Rākau funding
Apply for funding to plant trees as living memorials to honour New Zealand’s heroes.
Get advice on planting trees
It’s a good idea to talk to experts before you start planning or planting your forest.