Case Studies

Patience pays off in North Auckland

Location: North Auckland

Completion: On-going

Client: Land Developer

Services provided:

  • Strategic overview of forest
  • Harvest planning
  • Harvesting and marketing
  • Road construction
  • Complete contract management
  • Density testing
  • Post harvest clean up

Job description:
A large forest owner in North Auckland had wanted to harvest during 2008 and 2009. Woodbank had advised the owner during this time that the market was poor and that he was better off holding onto the trees until the market was stronger. In late 2009 the market showed signs of improving and together with the client, a harvest plan was formulated and agreed upon to start in October 2010.

In March 2010 the market became very attractive, very quickly and after advising the client of these movements we started an early harvest with large production crews within the month. The returns were significantly better than the registered valuation and other offers tabled at the time.

If I had not been in touch with Woodbank, I may have never known about the sudden large rise in the market. Woodbank reacted almost immediately and were at my forest harvesting trees in the best market I could wish for.
Land Owner