The NZ Dryland Forests Innovation (NZDFI) is a collaborative research and development programme. Our vision is to develop a sustainable multi-regional hardwood industry based on planting genetically improved durable eucalypt forests from 2020 to 2050.

Latest Project Update out now

Project Update out now!

Our latest newsletter, covering activities in the first half of 2023, is available here.

Read all about:

  • Australian durable eucalypt growers visit Canterbury and Marlborough
  • New report summarises results from NZDFI's trial network
  • Assessment of Eucalyptus machrorhyncha and class 1 red-timber durable eucalypts
  • Two more PhDs successfully completed, two new students embark on their research
  • Cyclone Gabrielle's impact on NZDFI trials

...and much more....  Enjoy!

12-year-old Eucalyptus machrorhyncha.

 Latest News

  • Trial results released

    Trial results released

    A new report summarising results from NZDFI’s trial network is out now.  The report: Variation in adaptability and productivity between [...]Read More
  • Latest NZDFI Award

    Latest NZDFI Award

    Congratulations to Ruth McConnochie, NZDFI’s latest award winner! Ruth is NZDFI’s long-serving contract tree breeding specialst, and she won the [...]Read More
  • Have you seen this pest?

    Have you seen this pest?

    Carolin Weser, a NZDFI PhD student, is asking people to look out for two different eucalypt pests this summer – [...]Read More