There are a range of New Zealand grown exotic and indigenous species to suit a range of applications including structural, decorative, engineered wood products, furniture and joinery.
In 1993, The Forests Act 1949 was amended to bring an end to unsustainable harvesting and clear felling of indigenous forest.
Under the Act, indigenous timber can only be produced from forests that are managed in a way that maintains continuous forest cover and ecological balance. Management systems ensure that the forests continuously provide a full range of products and amenities, in perpetuity, while retaining their natural values. Only single trees and small groups of trees can be felled for timber production.
Indigenous Species grown in New Zealand for the supply of timber include: