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Potential markets for ground-durable eucalypt timbers range from on-farm fencing and vineyard posts to durable engineering timbers and high-value decorative uses. Markets are expected to develop both in New Zealand and overseas.
The NZDFI has identified a diverse range of exciting potential markets for naturally durable eucalypt timber. Many of these markets are already well-established in Australia, where to date they have been supplied with timber from old-growth eucalypt forests.
Early in 2018, the NZDFI undertook a consultation process as a first step in the development of its regional strategy. The NZDFI’s aim is to establish a sustainable hardwood industry based on durable eucalypts; the focus is on the dry east coast regions of the North Island and northern South Island. Future regional development initiatives will be led by a new NZDFI Regional Working Group whose focus will be on developing the whole value chain, from growing durable eucalypts to processing and marketing high-value products.
The NZDFI aims to support growers who are keen to grow and mill their own durable eucalypt timber for on-farm use. We want to ensure maximum returns to growers, as part of our objective of providing a viable land-use to eastern drylands farmers.
Want to know more about markets for ground-durable eucalypts?
Check out this presentation: The NZDFI project - ppt presentation
Interested in buying, selling and uses for a range of eucalypt timbers?
Have a look at the NZ Farm Forestry Association Specialty Timbers website