Learn how a regional durable hardwood industry could be created by Marlborough’s farmers, foresters and grape growers.

NZ Dryland Forests Innovation has developed a case study on how investment in planting durable eucalypts could contribute to farm and forest diversification, improve wine industry sustainability, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Marlborough region.

The case study and webinars are highly relevant to other northern and eastern regions where durable eucalypts are already proving their potential as a diverse land use.

Contributors to the study include the Marlborough Research Centre, University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry and the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand.

We invite you to join our two up-coming webinars to discuss our findings, which bring together much of NZDFI's research and vision to date.

Euan Mason and team measuring eucalypt biomass as part of the case study.


LiDAR measuement of eucalypt biomass.

Webinar 1: A regional development case study on the potential for durable eucalypts in Marlborough, June 12th, 2-4pm.

A well-attended  and lively webinar - thanks to all who participated.

Members of the Bioenergy Association of NZ can access a recording of the webinar on the BANZ website.

Webinar 2: Marlborough's Future is Durable, July 4th, 2-4pm - link to recording available

A more detailed look at some of the case study projections, and the field-based research that went into the case study. This includes novel use of LiDAR to measure whole-tree biomass. One output of the project is the first-ever regional E. globoidea growth and carbon sequestration model, which has some surprising results.

For those who missed this webinar, the Zoom recording is available at this link

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