PricewaterhouseCoopers – Economic Impact of Forestry in New Zealand

Now more than ever, quality information around land use economics is needed to inform owners of the best possible land use investment.

Unfortunately the current Farming and Forestry divide is a very polarising topic and emotions are fed in a number of cases by mis-information and too-quickly derived conclusions.

Thankfully PricewaterhouseCoopers have pulled together some solid qualitative analysis on the economic facts around farming and forestry.  Admittedly it is a crude analysis but this doesn’t change the message.

Ideally any discussions should avoid unnecessary competition between two industries that are the backbone of the NZ economy. Industries that can and should co-exist in harmony on both a national and individual property scale.

The PwC analysis shows that when utilised in a manner of co-existence the combined power of farming and forestry is significantly greater than the parts.  Forest360 hope that all landowners will take the time to become fully informed of all the options they have. One of the great positives is that the options are significant. A do nothing approach would appear to be contrary to clear economic opportunity with the added benefit of doing the right thing for the planet. Maybe it’s corny but the old acronym, T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More) has never been so relevant. 

Informed Land use = right vegetation, right place, right time. 

To understand your own position and opportunity, get in touch with us.