NEWS

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

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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Safe Start Breakfast gets 2021 underway

Safe Start Breakfast gets 2021 underway

On Tuesday, January 12, Wenita held its annual Safe Start Breakfast at the Taieri Rugby Club with all harvesting, silviculture, roading and transport crews. This year more than 180 people attended. Wenita CEO David Cormack kicked off the event with some safety...

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Fire season is here

Fire season is here

NIWA’s climate modelling is predicting air temperatures  are highly likely to be above average in all regions of the country until at least January. It has confirmed the arrival of La Niña conditions and forecasts Coastal Otago will have above-normal to near-normal...

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Heritage preservation in Allanton Forest

Heritage preservation in Allanton Forest

Careful planning and skillful logging and roading operations have enabled us to preserve important historical sites in Allanton Forest. Before we started work, we invited Southern Pacific Archaeological Research (SPAR) to identify heritage sites associated with...

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