NEWS

Here you’ll find the Wenita news, updated each month.

Forest access reminder

Forest access reminder

Our forests are fantastic locations for recreational pursuits, and we are happy to share them with our community. To enter our forests, you need to obtain a permit via our online Forest Access System or, for some uses, by contacting us directly. Please look at the...

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Planting season about to begin

Planting season about to begin

The 2021 winter planting season is planned to begin after Queen’s Birthday Weekend. This year we will plant cutover areas at South Akatore and Allanton, and a small area remaining at Waronui, a total of about 525ha. Additionally, there is approximately 370ha to plant...

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Safetree leadership workshops

Safetree leadership workshops

In early May, the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) ran two two-day Safetree Leadership Workshops for Wenita supervisors, contractor principals, contractor foremen and senior crew members. What is the Safetree Leadership workshop about? The true test of leadership...

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Why do we prune?

Why do we prune?

The main reason for pruning is to produce clearwood. Branches are cut off from the first 5.0-6.0 metres of a tree’s stem, usually in two lifts. This allows knot-free timber to form around the defect (knotty) core. This knot-free timber is known as clearwood and...

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Residues – rubbish or resource?

Residues – rubbish or resource?

Logging debris (slash) left behind on used skid sites has long been a problem for forest owners. The problem has increased over the years, as logging machinery has gotten bigger and extraction distances have increased, resulting in more slash accumulation on fewer...

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Wenita staff member on FISC Council

Wenita staff member on FISC Council

Wenita Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator Willie Sinclair has been appointed to the role of South Island Worker Representative on the Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC). FISC national safety director Fiona Ewing says worker engagement is key to the...

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