Article from Newsroom: In just 20 years it’s expected the number of days this country faces very high or extreme fire risk will increase by 71 percent. While New Zealand won’t face the same level of extreme fire risk as Australia, dry conditions look set to increase in some of the same parts of the country where forest planting… Read more »
Great long read from RNZ: When arguing for pines over natives, or crafting government policy to encourage forestry investment, carbon storage cannot be the only focus, Dame Anne says. “If we’re thinking about the crisis that we’re facing at the moment, it’s not just climate change. It’s waterways’ degradation, it’s degradation of the ocean, it’s… Read more »
Farmers Weekly interviewed Pia Pohatu about the Waro Project. A research project on the North Island’s east coast is helping Maori land owners balance the complexities of the Emissions Trading Scheme and establishing native forests with multiple land ownership. Hikurangi Enterprises researcher Pia Pohatu at Ruatoria has spent three years working with Motu Research scoping Maori… Read more »
Over the last three years researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have worked with Hikurangi Enterprises Ltd to scope Māori landowner interest in native forest regeneration and carbon farming. “With the introduction of the One Billion Trees programme, the mānuka honey industry taking off, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change causing carbon… Read more »
The Government’s billion trees programme could offer an educational opportunity for New Zealanders. And the Waitaki Community Gardens Trust wants to launch a project that shows how, reports the Otago Daily Times…
As local councils respond to the effects of climate change, they’ll need to properly consider Māori interests, new research warns. Treaty breaches and litigation will follow if they don’t. Carmen Parahi reports in Stuff.
As at June 30, 2019, of the 81 grants approved by the One Billion Trees Fund, 61 included native plantings representing around 1.65 million trees – currently around 36 percent of the trees approved. The Fund also provides funding for fencing to support regeneration. We’ll continue monitoring the split between planting exotics and natives. More
More than 22 million trees were planted in Scotland last year in what has been described as a “critical contribution to the global climate emergency”. “In Scotland alone, around 9.5 million tonnes of CO2 each year are removed from the atmosphere by our forests – this is a clear example of why an increase in… Read more »
As part of an Environmental Workshop hosted by Te Uru Rākau, this picture was created to give an idea of the elements involved in New Zealand’s Forestry Strategy.
According to Ministers Shane Jones and Damien O’Connor, the 1 Billion Trees programme is aimed at farmers, with a target of two-thirds natives and the remainder plantation. Farmers could tap into $240 million in grants but there had not been a big uptake. “I’ve been puzzled over why they have been so slow to come… Read more »