Tree Frog Forestry News

Govt can’t see our wood for the trees

February 12, 2019
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

As Government and their advisers work on our climate change legislation and make plans for transformation to a net zero economy by 2050, their focus is on proving that a 100% renewable electricity system can actually work. …Maybe we are not yet seeing the wood for the trees? We have in New Zealand a wonderful and sustainable renewable resource called wood. It’s so good as a resource that we have made many things from wood – pulp, paper, plywood, lumber, laminated beams, fence posts, garden mulch, biogas and liquid transport fuels – it’s a wonderful material to work with and has served our economy well for decades with jobs, incomes and even small towns built around these global products. …So why do we send most of this good wood off the wharves as logs?