Harvesting Process

Native timber harvesting is generally undertaken by helicopter logging selected trees with a very low intensity of harvest.  All harvest sites are located with a GPS fix and records kept of each tree and volume taken. Each site is checked for regeneration and if needed seedlings of the same species, grown from seed from the same area, are planted. No clear felling occurs and usually only single trees are taken but a group of up to four trees may be harvested. In this manner a full forest canopy is maintained. Basically natural forest processes are mimicked. In preference to green standing trees, windfall and damaged trees are selected where possible.


Trees that are harvested are processed at our sawmill. They are then dried at the timber kiln. From here the timber is either sold as rough sawn kiln dried timber, or machined into fine decorative native timber flooring or panelling.


Contact us today to discuss your native timber requirements.

Phone: +64 274 720933

E-mail: info@ecorakau.co.nz