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Here you can learn a whole range of things about our forests, the wood we harvest from them, and the many different ways we use wood.

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Top quality plywood is made on the West Coast

Jul 31, 2023

International Panel and Lumber has been making plywood on the West Coast for over 50 years.
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Distance is not a problem for the team at Westco

Jul 31, 2023

Westco Lumber at Ruataupu is a sawmill that turns pruned radiata pine logs into appearance grade timber – high quality, clear wood that is free from knots.
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Ngai Tahu Forestry is looking after the land and the people

Jul 31, 2023

Plantation forests were established on the West Coast from the 1970s, and today Ngai Tahu Forestry is the largest forest owner in the region.
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Our local Wood Council is our go-to for all things forestry

May 16, 2022

The Canterbury West Coast Wood Council represents the entire forestry and wood products industry across the region.
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Port Lyttelton plays an important role in Canterbury forestry

May 15, 2022

Logs and other wood products harvested in Canterbury start their overseas journey here.
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SRS Sawmill is Canterbury's biggest sawmill

Apr 3, 2022

SRS Sawmill is the largest sawmill in Canterbury – it can process a truck and trailer of logs every 15 minutes!
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Canterbury has a long forestry history

Mar 30, 2022

Forests have been found in Canterbury for thousands of years – and since humans arrived in New Zealand we have been making use of those forests.
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Our native bat calls our forests home

Dec 1, 2021

New Zealand's native bat – the pekapeka – lives in some of our pine forests, and our foresters are making sure these little guys are well looked after.
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You can study forestry at university

Dec 1, 2021

There are heaps of forestry courses available, for a wide range of careers, including a degree course at the University of Canterbury.