19th – 21st October 2021
Following a year of COVID disruption, we are pleased to be able to invite you to the 2021 Forest Growers Conference, which will be held in Nelson from October 19th – 21st. This represents a great opportunity to reconnect with others from within the forestry sector, as well as hear about Forest Growers Levy funded and industry research.
Day 1 of the conference will explore the challenges of climate change and disease control, while also looking at the potential of alternative species, as well as technologies to enhance tree performance.
Day 2 has an emphasis on new tools and automated systems for improved productivity, as well as opportunities for forestry outside of traditional wood processing.
Day 3 includes a visit to the Nelson Pine Industries LVL and MDF processing mill to look at their innovative wood processing setup. In addition, Tasman Pine will host a visit to Pigeon Valley, where we will explore the technical response to New Zealand’s largest recorded wildfire, as well as hear about some of the unique recovery and restoration activities that have occurred since.
To encourage as many people as possible to attend the conference fees have been kept to a minimum so we look forward to seeing you there.
Learn about the research programmes being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:
• Achieve better financial returns from new and existing forests
• Improve the health and resilience of your forests to pests and diseases
• Harness the potential of new technologies
Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.
Registrations close: Friday, 8th October 2021