Woodbank creates value for Hatton Family Trust
Location: Taupo Bay, Northland
Completion: December 2010
Client: Hatton Family Trust
- Harvesting and marketing of 50 Ha’s of Radiata Pine
- ETS registration and mapping
- Block replanting and re-establishment
The Hatton family owns 50 hectares of Radiata in the stunning Taupo Bay area of Northland. While being a stunning location the area presented a number of challenges to bring the trees to market. After a competitive process, Chris Hatton engaged Woodbank to manage the harvesting and marketing of the Trusts trees and re-establishment of the area back into pines.
Woodbank presented a well rounded and transparent proposal. The client understood all the risks before the job started. By the nature of the site we had a number of complications – Maori arch sites, Kiwi habitats, coastal reserves, riparian zones – you name it. Woodbank managed the entire process with affected and interested parties with no issues. The return generated from the harvest was excellent, with Woodbank managing a good mix of domestic and export sales to optimise the return from month to month in a volatile export market. Woodbank are involved with the forest on-going and will be planting the block back into trees this winter. During the harvest Woodbank also completed the ETS registration.