Economic Impact of Forestry in New Zealand - Te uru Rakau May 2020
PWC, May 2020 - Te Uru Rakau
New Zealand is currently experiencing an increase in forestry as a land-use. This follows a period of rapid planting in the 1990s and early 2000s and a decade of low planting and deforestation since the mid-2000s. The current resurgence in planting has raised concerns by sheep and beef farmers that afforestation will reduce employment in rural communities and impact the quality of life for those who remain working and living in these communities.
Because of the impact on rule communities nd the sheep and beef sector questions have also been raise about afforestation's impact on New Zealand's economy as a whole.
This report helps to develop a understanding and quantifying the benefits of trees on farms which could be used to inform farm planning and decision-making.