News and Events

The ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future’ research programme will host a range of events as a means to build dialogue and engagement with various stakeholders.

Upcoming Events

Annual GCFF Conference
4-6 April 2018, Rotorua

SEGMOD (Techno-economic segregation model) Workshop
8 November 2017, Rotorua


Past Events

Annual GCFF Conference
28-30 March 2017, Dunedin
Presentations from our conference speakers are now available.
Presentations from the conference workshop are now available.

Product Quality Improvement Innovation Cluster – Meeting
Tuesday 29 November 2016, 9.45 am – 4.15 pm, Scion, Rotorua

Introduction to the Forest Phenotyping Platform: Vision, design and process
Tuesday 11 October 2016
East Pier Hotel, 50 Nelson Quay, Napier

Forest Growers Research Conference
Wed, 12/10/2016 – 08:00 – 16:30
Location: Napier, New Zealand
Details will be published as they come to hand.
http://www.research.nzfoa.org.nz/forest-growers-research-conference

Results from the GCFF research programme were presented at the FOA research conference in Napier 12 & 13 Oct 2016.

Forest Ecosystem Services (FES) Forum – “Current perspectives on FES: Issues and pathways to implementation”
Tuesday 24 May 2016, Te Papa, Wellington

Annual ‘Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future’ conference and field trip – “Management of Risk in Forestry”
Thursday 12 – Friday 13 May 2016, Novotel Hotel, Auckland Airport
Presentations from most of our forum speakers are now available.

Forest Genetics 101 workshop for industry/GCFF stakeholders
Wednesday 11 May 2016, Sudima Hotel, Auckland Airport

Phenotyping LiDAR cluster group meeting for industry/GCFF stakeholders
Wednesday 11 May 2016,  Sudima Hotel, Auckland Airport

Puriki field trip
Wednesday 13 April 2016
Site, nutritional, and genetic factors influencing productivity of first and second rotation radiata pine stands on an ex-pasture site.

Developing best practice for steepland forestry
Workshop and field day in Gisborne (sustainability cluster activity)
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November 2015

Phenotyping Innovation Cluster – Meeting
8 December 2015, Christchurch/ Rotorua video conference

Product Quality Improvement Innovation Cluster meeting
Wednesday 25 November  2015, Rotorua

Developing good practice for steepland forestry
Workshop and field day in Gisborne (sustainability cluster activity).
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November 2015

Soil Sampling in Planted Forests Workshop
Wednesday 23 September 2015
Starting location: Scion, Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park, 49 Sala St, Rotorua
A practical workshop on how to sample soil in New Zealand’s planted forest. The day long programme provided a practical and simple guide to sampling the soil in Permanent Sample Plots across forest estates.

Productivity Enhancement Cluster meeting
Tuesday 22 September 2015, Rotorua

The 4th Forest Ecosystem Services National Forum
Tuesday 19 May 2015, 9 am – 4:15 pm
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington
The theme for the forum this year was “Forest ecosystem services – integrating forestry in the landscape with other primary sectors”.
Presentations from most of our forum speakers are now available.

Soil Sampling in Planted Forests Workshop
Thursday 14 May 2015
Starting location:  Scion, Forestry Rd, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
A practical workshop on how to sample soil in New Zealand’s planted forest. The day long programme provided a practical and simple guide to sampling the soil in Permanent Sample Plots across forest estates.
For more information contact Graham Coker at Graham.Coker@scionresearch.com, phone (03) 3642987 ext 7740.
Download the flyer [119 Kb PDF]

‘The 2nd Annual GCFF conference – 1st glimpse at results’ was held on 24-25 March 2015, at Hagley Oval Pavilion, Christchurch.
Presentations from this conference are now available.

Product Quality Improvement Cluster meeting – Tue 25 November 2014, Rotorua
Productivity Enhancement Cluster meeting – Thur 6 November 2014, Rotorua

FOA 2014 Inaugural Forest Growing Research conference, Rotorua
“More income, less risk”
29-31 October 2014
The GCFF programme featured and presented overviews and updates on the research programme.
GCFF Presentations from this conference are now available.

10-12 June 2014, Rotorua
Pathways to doubling productivity conference
The kick-off conference for the ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future (GCFF) research programme 2013-2019’
Download the final agenda [86 Kb PDF]
Presentations from this event are now available.

14 May 2014 – Wood quality – is it still relevant? Workshop, Rotorua
7 May 2014 – Wood quality – is it still relevant? Workshop, Christchurch
Presentations from these workshops are now available.

Latest News and Media Releases

IUFRO Wind and Tree International Conference 2014

John Moore, a Research Leader in Forest Systems, attended the International Union of Forest Research Organisation’s Wind and Trees international Conference  São Paulo, Brazil  from 3-8 August. John  presented a keynote address on the impacts of wind in intensively managed plantations. He also presented a paper on the impacts of thinning on the risk of damage. Read more.

Visiting Fibria and CMPC

John and other IUFRO conference delegates had the opportunity to visit one of  Fibria’s forestry sites. Fibria. Fibria is a Brazilian company and is the largest producer of eucalypt pulp worldwide

John also took the opportunity to visit CMPC (Compañía Manufactura de Papeles y Cartones) in Chile while he was in South America. Read more.