Getting started in forestry

Get information about planting forest on your land.

What to think about before you plant your forest

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.

Funding options to help you get started

There are a number of funding sources for forestry, especially for native (indigenous) tree planting and restoration projects. Find out what you might be able to access if you’re a landowner, community, or catchment group.

Summary of forestry rules and regulations

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.

Where to go for advice on planting forests

It’s a good idea to talk to someone with expertise in the type of forest you want to plant before you start.

 

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