Te Uru Rākau | Forestry New Zealand

Growing trees. Growing the economy.

Te Uru Rākau is focused on supporting the planting of exotic and indigenous forests, sustainable forestry management, programmes like the Emissions Trading Scheme, and forestry grants.

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Getting started in forestry

What you need to know before planting trees on private land or applying for funding.

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Funding for forests

How to apply for funding and grants for forest planting, erosion control, and research.

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Emissions Trading Scheme

How to earn carbon credits through the ETS. Know your obligations and learn how to apply.

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NZ forests and forest industry

The importance of forestry to New Zealand, different types of forests, and how we protect them.

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Indigenous (native) forestry

New Zealand's indigenous (native) forests have economic, environmental, cultural, and recreational values.

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National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF)

The NES-PF helps manage the environmental effects of forestry. Find out how it may apply to you.

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A list of publications, tools, links, and guides to help you manage your forest.

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Find out about exporting wood and wood products.

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About Te Uru Rākau

Find out about Te Uru Rākau and what we do.

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Building the forestry and wood processing workforce

Find out about the action plan to support a skilled, safe, and diverse workforce.