Carbon and farm forestry

Cairns, Ian
February 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p11
The article focuses on carbon pollution control and farm forestry. It stresses that a normal production forest where harvesting is in balance with re-planting is a valuable wood resource but its carbon value is nil. This article also discusses the three kinds of forests, which are the pre-1990 forests, post-1989 forests and new forest established post 2008. Pre-1990 forests owners are eligible for free allocation of units while post 1989 forest owners have the option of entering the emissions trading scheme (ETS) in New Zealand. Meanwhile, post 2008 forest owners can apply for the afforestation grant scheme (AGS) as an alternative to the ETS.


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