WHAT WE DO
Tasman Pine Forests Ltd (TPFL), is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Forestry NZ Ltd with a forest estate of some 36,200 ha of exotic plantations. The majority (97%) of the planted forest area is established in radiata pine (Pinus radiata), with the balance in Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and some small areas of other exotic species including Eucalyptus.
TPFL manage the plantation estate to produce wood, which is utilised in both domestic and international markets for a range of end uses including sawn timber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), medium density fibreboard (MDF), posts and poles. Wood from well managed forests is a renewable resource which can meet TPFL’s objective to grow wood for an economic return to the business and the local community.
TPFL recognises the importance of our environment and the communities in which we operate. Our forest management practices aim to achieve an economic return while providing a safe working environment with consideration of environmental, cultural and social values. To achieve this outcome, effective stakeholder consultation is key.