0800 129 130


0274 893 043 


100 Strachan Road, RD1, Motueka, NZ


Brian and Barbara Parkinson owned 57ha of strongly rolling hill country in the Motueka Valley. The property contained some small woodlots of Cypress and Eucalyptus species, some grazing for their highland cattle, scattered indigenous forest remnants in the gullies and large areas of gorse, broom and blackberry in between. Their long-term aim was to restore the native forest for both amenity and productive purposes. Tomorrow’s Forests devised the timber and nurse species management regimes which provided a harvest of exotic timber in the transition to a productive indigenous forest. Shelterwood and continuous canopy harvesting systems were key elements to the plan. Plant and animal pest management was another important component of this project. Click to Zoom on Image.