Our Forests

Proper forest management is the key to producing the right trees for making the right products. We take pride in the way we manage and take care of our forests – from land preparation, seed selection, planting, disease and pest control, thinning, pruning, and harvesting. It’s a deliberate, methodical and continuous process to ensure that the product requirements of customers are met. We have 54,000 hectares of planted forests in 2 North Island regional locations – East Coast and Wairarapa.

Our forests are close to our Mill operations, so freshly cut logs can be quickly and efficiently delivered for processing, whilst ensuring that the damage to the logs and the impact on the environment are kept minimum. Our predominantly Radiata Pine forests are plantation grown with a particular tree quality and end-product in mind. We operate on a 30-year rotational cycle but within this cycle, we adjust tree stocking rates and silviculture regimes to ensure that we end up with wood that is true, that is stable, that looks good and that is well-suited to the innovative and high-quality products that we make.

We carefully select and prepare the land and the seedlings to be planted, and we monitor and control diseases and pests. Our tree stocking adjustments include selective “thinning” to ensure managed and uniform growth of remaining trees, whilst our silvicultural practices include higher than normal “pruning” to achieve tree logs with a larger proportion of unblemished (clear) wood. Harvesting is undertaken with sensitivity to the environment and to natural features and habitats. And once trees are harvested the ground is prepared again in readiness for replanting, usually within 6 months.

Good policies and practices will only work when experienced, knowledgeable and committed people are “on the job”. We foster and encourage strong and enduring relationships with our staff and our contractors – people who are passionate about the forests they work in, about what they do, and about their importance in the supplier-to-customer product chain.

All of this means that a continual and sustainable supply of raw wood of the right grades is going into our Mills to be transformed into high-quality products for our customers. And without touching our natural indigenous forest resources.

The Environment

“We will leave this forest in better shape for our children and grandchildren than it is now.”
(Company President)
“Your waste control project and the efforts of your workers was remarkable.”
(TPM Auditor)

At Juken New Zealand Ltd our success depends on and reflects our commitment to the environment. Our customers demand it and we respond to that demand through our environmentally sensitive forestry and manufacturing processes. Our products deliver on that demand.

Not only is our very purpose environmentally friendly – replacing the use of non-sustainable hardwoods around the world with engineered and solid wood products from sustainably grown sources – we also strive for zero pollution, zero waste and zero complaints in all that we do. Ambitious targets indeed, and yet ones that we take very seriously.

In doing so, we have set ourselves up to be measured and assessed against external benchmarks – the regulatory and consents environmental framework (local authority or central government), and internationally recognised environmental standards such as FSC® and ISO – to demonstrate our commitment to forestry and manufacturing environmental best practice.

In our journey towards zero pollution, zero waste and zero complaints we have installed waste and pollution control systems and equipment; we re-use, re-cycle and re-work wherever possible; and we work alongside our communities. Some examples – bark is used for garden mulch, veneer peeler cores are used for pallet gluts, forestry areas of significance and endangered species are protected, wetlands have been developed for run-off and waste water, and almost all of our mill energy requirements are fueled from wood residue (bark, sawdust, chip).

A genuine commitment to ensuring that we make the right impression on the environment and that our customers can feel good about our products and the processes involved in making and getting it to them.

Forestry

How do you get wood from trees without losing forests? The answer lies in how well forests are managed. At Juken New Zealand Ltd, we manage ours to world-class sustainable standards – from land preparation to harvesting, to replanting. These standards have been recognised by and are reflected in our FSC® and ISO certifications.

Our predominantly Radiata Pine forests are plantation grown with a particular tree quality and end-product in mind. We operate on a 30-year rotational cycle but within this cycle, we adjust tree stocking rates and silviculture regimes to ensure that we end up with wood that is true, that is stable, that looks good and that is well-suited to the innovative and high-quality products that we make.

We carefully select and prepare the land and the seedlings to be planted, and we monitor and control diseases and pests. Our tree stocking adjustments include selective “thinning” to ensure managed and uniform growth of remaining trees, whilst our silvicultural practices include higher than normal “pruning” to achieve tree logs with a larger proportion of unblemished (clear) wood. Harvesting is undertaken with sensitivity to the environment and to natural features and habitats. And once trees are harvested the ground is prepared again in readiness for replanting, usually within 6 months.

Good policies and practices will only work when experienced, knowledgeable and committed people are “on the job”. We foster and encourage strong and enduring relationships with our staff and our contractors – people who are passionate about the forests they work in, about what they do, and about their importance in the supplier-to-customer product chain.

All of this means that a continual and sustainable supply of raw wood of the right grades is going into our Mills to be transformed into high-quality products for our customers. And without touching our natural indigenous forest resources.

+ Our Forests

Our Forests

Proper forest management is the key to producing the right trees for making the right products. We take pride in the way we manage and take care of our forests – from land preparation, seed selection, planting, disease and pest control, thinning, pruning, and harvesting. It’s a deliberate, methodical and continuous process to ensure that the product requirements of customers are met. We have 54,000 hectares of planted forests in 2 North Island regional locations – East Coast and Wairarapa.

Our forests are close to our Mill operations, so freshly cut logs can be quickly and efficiently delivered for processing, whilst ensuring that the damage to the logs and the impact on the environment are kept minimum. Our predominantly Radiata Pine forests are plantation grown with a particular tree quality and end-product in mind. We operate on a 30-year rotational cycle but within this cycle, we adjust tree stocking rates and silviculture regimes to ensure that we end up with wood that is true, that is stable, that looks good and that is well-suited to the innovative and high-quality products that we make.

We carefully select and prepare the land and the seedlings to be planted, and we monitor and control diseases and pests. Our tree stocking adjustments include selective “thinning” to ensure managed and uniform growth of remaining trees, whilst our silvicultural practices include higher than normal “pruning” to achieve tree logs with a larger proportion of unblemished (clear) wood. Harvesting is undertaken with sensitivity to the environment and to natural features and habitats. And once trees are harvested the ground is prepared again in readiness for replanting, usually within 6 months.

Good policies and practices will only work when experienced, knowledgeable and committed people are “on the job”. We foster and encourage strong and enduring relationships with our staff and our contractors – people who are passionate about the forests they work in, about what they do, and about their importance in the supplier-to-customer product chain.

All of this means that a continual and sustainable supply of raw wood of the right grades is going into our Mills to be transformed into high-quality products for our customers. And without touching our natural indigenous forest resources.

+ The Environment

The Environment

“We will leave this forest in better shape for our children and grandchildren than it is now.”
(Company President)
“Your waste control project and the efforts of your workers was remarkable.”
(TPM Auditor)

At Juken New Zealand Ltd our success depends on and reflects our commitment to the environment. Our customers demand it and we respond to that demand through our environmentally sensitive forestry and manufacturing processes. Our products deliver on that demand.

Not only is our very purpose environmentally friendly – replacing the use of non-sustainable hardwoods around the world with engineered and solid wood products from sustainably grown sources – we also strive for zero pollution, zero waste and zero complaints in all that we do. Ambitious targets indeed, and yet ones that we take very seriously.

In doing so, we have set ourselves up to be measured and assessed against external benchmarks – the regulatory and consents environmental framework (local authority or central government), and internationally recognised environmental standards such as FSC® and ISO – to demonstrate our commitment to forestry and manufacturing environmental best practice.

In our journey towards zero pollution, zero waste and zero complaints we have installed waste and pollution control systems and equipment; we re-use, re-cycle and re-work wherever possible; and we work alongside our communities. Some examples – bark is used for garden mulch, veneer peeler cores are used for pallet gluts, forestry areas of significance and endangered species are protected, wetlands have been developed for run-off and waste water, and almost all of our mill energy requirements are fueled from wood residue (bark, sawdust, chip).

A genuine commitment to ensuring that we make the right impression on the environment and that our customers can feel good about our products and the processes involved in making and getting it to them.

+ Forestry

Forestry

How do you get wood from trees without losing forests? The answer lies in how well forests are managed. At Juken New Zealand Ltd, we manage ours to world-class sustainable standards – from land preparation to harvesting, to replanting. These standards have been recognised by and are reflected in our FSC® and ISO certifications.

Our predominantly Radiata Pine forests are plantation grown with a particular tree quality and end-product in mind. We operate on a 30-year rotational cycle but within this cycle, we adjust tree stocking rates and silviculture regimes to ensure that we end up with wood that is true, that is stable, that looks good and that is well-suited to the innovative and high-quality products that we make.

We carefully select and prepare the land and the seedlings to be planted, and we monitor and control diseases and pests. Our tree stocking adjustments include selective “thinning” to ensure managed and uniform growth of remaining trees, whilst our silvicultural practices include higher than normal “pruning” to achieve tree logs with a larger proportion of unblemished (clear) wood. Harvesting is undertaken with sensitivity to the environment and to natural features and habitats. And once trees are harvested the ground is prepared again in readiness for replanting, usually within 6 months.

Good policies and practices will only work when experienced, knowledgeable and committed people are “on the job”. We foster and encourage strong and enduring relationships with our staff and our contractors – people who are passionate about the forests they work in, about what they do, and about their importance in the supplier-to-customer product chain.

All of this means that a continual and sustainable supply of raw wood of the right grades is going into our Mills to be transformed into high-quality products for our customers. And without touching our natural indigenous forest resources.