The New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) is a commercially-oriented research and development project. It aims to develop genetically improved planting stock and management systems for ground-durable eucalypt species suited to New Zealand’s dryland regions.

Homegrown eucalypts tested for veneer

Wood quality researchers at the University of Canterbury School of Forestry have recently felled some 30-year-old E.globoidea growing in the Manawatu, and processed it into veneer sheets. Processing was done at Nelson Pine Industries Ltd, where interest is high in the potential for durable eucalypts as a LVL component. 

News & Events