WHAT WE DO

At Woodnet we know that your land and forests are worth money.

We also recognise that they have other values that may be just as important as financial returns.

Our work with clients is guided by one key principle: 

“Adding value”

We will help you identify and realise value from your forests, whether they are exotic or indigenous.

To maximise your benefit we:

  • offer high-quality, independent advice
  • work at all places within the forest value chain
  • work in woodlots and large-scale forests, and on farms of all types
  • have experience with a range of tree species and forest types.

We also specialise in working with lawyers, accountants and other trusted professionals seeking advice on behalf of clients.

 

Surprise ETS law change affects forest owners

In a surprise move the Government has banned post-1989 forest owners from using Kyoto units when they de-register from the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.

Until May 16th, post-1989 forest owners were able to voluntarily de-register from the ETS by surrendering cheap units such as Emissions Reduction Units (ERUs). A new law announced in the recent budget banned this practice overnight.

Until the budget announcement, forest owners had been told by Government they had until May 2015 to complete deregistration using Kyoto units. The budget announcement is unprecedented in that private individuals operating within the law stand to lose out significantly in financial terms.

Woodnet is lobbying hard on behalf of clients and all post-1989 forest owners caught out by this change.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual situation.