There are a lot of benefits to planting trees on your land, but there’s also a lot to consider before you commit your land to forestry.
A number of rules and regulations apply to forests, including the Forests Act (for indigenous forest), the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF), and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The Resource Management Act (RMA) also applies.
It’s a good idea to talk to someone with expertise in the type of forest you want to plant before you start.
From 1 July 2023, our forestry advisory team is here to help people make decisions about planting trees. We can help you navigate information, investigate opportunities, and access advice. Find out about the free service and how to talk with a regional adviser in your area.