Planting update

Planting update

As at the end of August, planting in the Wenita estate is almost completed for the season. Dry soil conditions disrupted planting in early and mid-July, but since then conditions have been generally favourable. Planting for Ngai Tahu at Dunback and Waikouaiti is...
Increased silviculture programme

Increased silviculture programme

We are expanding our pruning programme to about 700ha per year, which effectively means 1400ha of pruning operations per year when doing two-lift pruning. This year we have budgeted for 1000ha of pruning operations with the intention of increasing again next year....
Forestry Pathways Course

Forestry Pathways Course

This year Johnson Forestry Services has started a Forestry Pathways Course, with the help of Tokomairiro Training, based out of Tokomairiro High School. The course is run for two days each week over a 32-week period and is supported by local forestry companies. It...
Forestry Awards success

Forestry Awards success

Wenita was pleased to have some of our crews and staff recognised at the Southern Wood Council’s annual Forestry Awards at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, May 24. Forestry managers, contractors, transport operators and service and product suppliers gathered to...
Planting Season About To Begin

Planting Season About To Begin

The 2019 winter planting season is almost upon us, although ground conditions are still drier than we would like. Hopefully we get some good rain in the next couple of weeks, so that we can start planting before the end of May. This year we will plant cutover areas at...
Native Fish Project

Native Fish Project

Over the last few months, Wenita has employed Water Ways Consulting principal ecologist Richard Allibone to undertake a project within the Wenita Estate, surveying what native fish are present in the streams and waterways. Both the dusky galaxiid and the Eldons...