Crown Forestry land rental or lease as part of the One Billion Trees Programme
Crown Forestry is offering to rent or lease unproductive land from landowners to plant and manage pinus radiata for a 35-year term. Read about the offer, and find out about Crown Forestry, forestry rights and what to expect if you rent your land.
About the offer
Renting or leasing your land to Crown Forestry gives you chances to:
- diversify your income
- improve productivity
- help combat climate change
- protect the environment
- create jobs.
Crown Forestry is offering to enter into an agreement for the right to plant, grow, and harvest forest on your land for a one-rotation (35-year) term.
Crown Forestry will cover all forestry establishment and management costs, including rates and ongoing costs of crop protection, and will pay a negotiated rent to the landowner.
Rent your land to Crown Forestry
About Crown Forestry
Crown Forestry is part of Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand, and manages the Crown’s commercial forestry assets (tress and land), focusing on achieving the best return while meeting all the Crown’s legal and contractual obligations.
Crown Forestry looks after:
- the Crown's forestry leases on Māori land
- Crown forest on Crown land
- forestry leases by other companies on Crown forest land.
To help meet the Government’s target of planting one billion trees, Crown Forestry will enter new commercial arrangements through forestry rights to develop plantation forests on privately-owned land.
About forestry rights
Forestry rights are rights a landowner gives to someone else to establish, maintain and harvest a forest on their land. Forestry rights are registered against the titles to the relevant land under the Forestry Rights Registration Act 1983.
With this offer, you would enter into a forestry right agreement with the Crown for a one-rotation (35 year) term.
Rents and returns
Rents will reflect:
- the quality of the land
- proximity to ports or wood processing plants
- the costs Crown Forestry expect to pay over the lifetime of the crop.
You’ll receive returns either through:
- annual land rentals (indexed for inflation), or
- a share of net revenue at the time of harvest (“stumpage share”), or
- a mix of both.
You’ll be able to register for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) if your land is eligible.
Regenerating native forest in land rented for forestry
Any areas of regenerating native forest within the block would be left as unplanted enclaves within the forest.