New Zealand: Forecasted slow-down in wood supply leads to calls for shortened harvesting period

Although the time between planting and chopping a tree down takes anywhere between 25 to 30 years, a slow-down of wood supply predicted in about 13 to 16 years time with the wave of wood planted in the 1990s due to slow down, Graham West, a forestry consultant, has called for a shortened harvesting period regarding radiata pine trees as New Zealand.

According to Radio New Zealand, the nation will then be faced with a gap in the supply of wood, and a shorter harvesting time may help to address the issue.

While a shorter harvesting period has been attempted before, according to West, the need has not been as urgent.


Source: Radio New Zealand