Tree Frog Forestry News

Industry urged to make the most of support

By Murray Robertson
The Gisborne Herald
February 14, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: International

NEW ZEALAND — The forestry slowdown to hit the district is a timely reminder of what a commodity market-driven industry it is, says Eastland Wood Council chief executive Kim Holland. Ms Holland’s comments come as the council welcomes a positive rebound across the forestry sector after a crisis sparked last week by a combination of the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese New Year and increased log imports into China from Europe and Australia. A log ship began loading at Eastland Port yesterday, much of the district’s log truck fleet has gone back to work and harvesting has resumed in many forests. “We are still very much in a wait-and-see mode to see how the situation unfolds in China as they get back to wood processing and manufacturing.

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