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Close-to-nature continuous cover forestry project

Project Status: Completed

Tāne’s Tree Trust partnered with The Connective, Nga Pou a Tane and Scion on a collaborative project examining business models for CCF in Aotearoa, NZ.

This one-year project was co-funded by Te Uru Rākau, New Zealand Forest Service, and started mid 2023.

The project:

  • Identified and engaged NZ-based stakeholders to understand experiences, needs, challenges and aspirations
  • Held a series of six online wananga (workshops), each 90 minutes long. These confirmed not just significant interest in the topic of CCF in NZ, but also attracted international speakers and participants. Recordings of the online workshop sessions can be viewed from the project website:
  • Identified and considered research on international examples and business models, plus enabling markets and policy relevant to the NZ-context
  • Developed high-level business CCF models for NZ – including CCF with exotic, native, and mixed species forests
  • Produced a summary report outlining key findings and recommendations (link further below)

This project is expected to help guide policy-makers and target future research work on the topic. It has also brought together a network of stakeholders and demonstrated significant interest in CCF options for NZ.

Recommendations include the benefits of establishing a network of trial and demonstration sites/forests around the country.

Project Outputs

TTT contacts for this project

  • Paul Quinlan, Trustee, Tāne’s Tree Trust
  • TTT Executive Officer: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.