What We Do

Providing you with your end-to-end harvesting process, we take care of consultation, access management, harvesting, transport and logistics, land regeneration and more.

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Forestry is New Zealand’s third-largest export industry

Initial Consultation
Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

Quality is important to us, the importer and of course the landowner. This is why our team goes through a rigorous consultation process; starting with a quality check, surveying, quoting and health & safety planning. The forest assessment will evaluate the location, quality, the land area, the access to the land and the topography. After the FDL team has assessed the land and stock they will present the landowner with a contract to undergo the work which will hold an offer that will include end-to-end logistics including roading costs.

Access Management
Access Management

Access Management

FDL will work with landowners to design an optimum roading plan to work in with the harvest plan that has been set. From when the plan has been set, we will engage with the earthworks contractor to undertake cutting in access points and roading to the level that is required as per the regional council regulatory requirements.

Harvesting
Harvesting

Harvesting

Harvesting is more than cutting down trees and this is why we contract the leading harvesting contractors that harvest the trees and then process them to the agreed grading mix. The harvesting contractors are also responsible for loading the grades ready for distribution which includes documentation control.

Transport & Logistics - Harvest Site to Port
Transport & Logistics - Harvest Site to Port

Transport & Logistics - Harvest Site to Port

Because of our end-to-end process, we manage all of the logistics to get the landowners harvested wood to the port. This means we engage our transport company to move the logs to ports across the country. We also ensure that all of the wood waste is removed and available at processing facilities. Beyond the transportation, we are engaging our log marshalling company whom measure & consolidate volume at the wharf and load and consign the shipment.

Land Regeneration
Land Regeneration

Land Regeneration

At FDL we have an ongoing focus to regenerate the land that we harvest from. When the land is ready to be regenerated, our team will engage with our earthworks contractor to undertake land preparation for the replanting process which is undertaken by our silviculture contractor.

Carbon Management
Carbon Management

Carbon Management

After the harvesting process has been completed our team will consult with the landowner and share our carbon management procedures. When it comes to the fast-changing regulations and rules of Carbon Management, our team works within the existing management systems and supports woodlot owners all the way from harvest to replantation and beyond. Every lot is unique and therefore needs individual processes. Therefore we are giving advice and support for carbon management on a case by case bases.