Potential regional wood supply catchments to support a sustainable durable hardwood industry
NZDFI has identified 12 potential wood supply catchments with suitable environments for growing durable eucalypts (Map 1).
Each potential wood supply catchment is shown by an indicative circular boundary, which is a 40km 'as the crow flies' radius from a possible central processing site. Processing sites will be on industrially zoned land. They need good transport connections, including links to a port given the potential for export of surplus logs and durable timber products.
Land Use Capability (LUC) classes 5-7, and plantation forestry land is the type of land which could be available for durable eucalypts. Sites must have environmental conditions which suit NZDFI's species. They will generally need appropriate topography and access for harvesting.