1) Funding options and regulatory issues
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
- Download: Glossary to the ETS terms.
- Download: Guide to the One Billion Trees Programme, including Direct Landowner grants.
- PowerPoint presentation: Example of potential carbon and funding options compared.
- Website: Your Regional Council may have some options for your farm or community please contact them directly or visit their website.
- Website: Contact your local forestry consultant.
National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF)
MPI has developed guidance to help you understand and implement the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF). You can download the entire guides or just the parts that are relevant to you.
- Webpage: Visit NES-PF guidance website.
Hill Country erosion fund
The HCE Fund is a partnership between MPI, regional councils, unitary authorities, and landowners that aims to plan for and treat erosion-prone land and put sustainable land management practices in place.
2) Non-pine forestry
Opportunities in the ETS apply to any tree species (excluding horticulture) capable of reaching 5m or more:
- Mānuka, in addition to the honey asset.
- Pole planting e.g. Poplar/Willow can be eligible, providing they meet the post-1989 forest land criteria, in particular the minimum 30% potential canopy cover – narrower crowns need more stems per hectare.
- Other indigenous and exotic vegetation (reversion, riparian, plantations, etc).
- Plantings must average 30m in width, and be more than 1 ha and have a 30% canopy cover.
Manuka and Bee resources
- Website: Trees for Bees.
- Webpage: Bee Food – One of the easiest ways the public can help bees is by planting bee-friendly gardens in both urban and rural spaces.
- Webpage: Bee Land Use Agreement.
- Want hives on your property? Contact your local bee keeper. Remember, winter hive sites are needed throughout the country so plant bee food friendly trees!
Poplar Pole planting
- PowerPoint presentation: Poplar Pole planting slides from Woodnet.
- Webpage: Poplar and Willow Research Trust's “Guide to erosion control/spaced plantings".
- Download: Trees for the farm booklet.
- Download: Benefits from Poplars and Willows.
3) Tools and resources
- Website: Wilding Tree Risk Calculator – remember Wilding trees cannot with included in the ETS.
- Website: Google Earth – map your farm and trees (to locate open your browser and type in “Google Earth”). To learn how to use Google Earth, watch tutorial video.
- Download: Soil Carbon booklet.
- Download: How we measure emissions.
- Website: The B+LNZ Knowledge Hub offers a wide range of material from industry experts to help you get the information you need to make more informed decisions.