Our Timber Sources

The Kaingaroa Forest, Bay of Plenty Region - New Zealand

Much of Abodo’s Radiata Pine and Douglas fir is sourced from the Kaingaroa region, in New Zealand’s central North Island.

The Kaingaroa forest, is one of the largest man made plantation forests in the southern hemisphere.

Today the Kaingaroa Forest is managed by Timberlands, a global forest manager, on behalf of investors. It is a world class forest, which is Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified.

Wood fibre from the Kaingaroa region is prized for its medium density, and high consistency.

The colder central plateau provides an excellent growing platform for Douglas fir, a slower grown species that prefers colder temperatures.

A unique feature of the Kaingaroa forest is that it is a habitat for the Karearea, New Zealand’s native endangered falcon.

Having evolved in a largely forested landscape, the Karearea has developed a body shape that optimises its ability to hunt in this environment.

Our most threatened bird of prey, it is one of only four forest falcons out of a total of 38 species of falcons worldwide.

Pan Pac Forest Products, Hawkes Bay Region - New Zealand

An important source for Abodo’s radiata pine, Pan Pac is the largest forestry grower in Hawkes Bay, with a total forest area of about 35,000 hectares, much of which is on iwi-owned land.

Founded in 1873 and with operations across the globe, Oji Group owns and operates Pan Pac with a philosophy of maintaining harmony with nature and society, which means it consistently seeks out measures to reduce the environmental burden at its manufacturing sites. In 2020, Oji Group created its Environmental Vision 2050, and the Environmental Action Program 2030.

This forest region is Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified. When managed responsibly, forests preserve wildlife habitat including endangered species and protect water sources such as streams, rivers and lakes from erosion and chemical run-off.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global not-for-profit organisation founded in 1993 by environmentalists, social interest groups, responsible retailers and leading forest companies to develop standards that set what is a responsibly managed forest.

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