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Close-to-nature continuous cover forestry project

Project Status: Current

Tāne’s Tree Trust has 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 is co-funded by Te Uru Rākau, New Zealand Forest Service, and started mid 2023.

The project will:

  • Identify and engage NZ-based stakeholders to understand experiences, needs, challenges and aspirations
  • Identify and analyse research on international business cases, plus enabling markets and policy relevant to the NZ-context
  • Develop high-level business CCF cases for NZ – including CCF with exotic, native, and mixed species forests
  • Produce a summary report outlining key findings and recommendations, plus a high-level plan to implement trials.

This project is expected to help guide policy-makers and target future research work on the topic.

Progress to date

A series of six online wananga (workshops) were held in August and September, each 90 minutes long. These confirmed not just significant interest in the topic of CCF in NZ, but also attracted international speakers and participants. They have also helped create a valuable network of stakeholders. Recordings of the online workshop sessions can be viewed from the project website:


Top: Ian Barton talking about CCF management in NZ. Photo: Ian Brennan

Image of CCF at Woodside in Oxford, supplied by Mark Bloomberg

TTT contacts for this project

  • Paul Quinlan, Trustee, Tāne’s Tree Trust
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