Our services

Consultancy services

ForestX provides a wide range of specialised business services to small scale forest growers. They are:
• Transactional services for buying, marketing, and selling woodlots
• Harvest contract support and oversight to get the best return
• Economic feasibility analysis of new planting areas
• Planning and facilitation of riparian planting for all species
• Carbon offset forestry analysis and facilitation

Land for planting

If you wish to sell or lease all or part of your land for plantation or permanent forest, whether it be fresh or cut-over land:
• Quantify the amount of land available and describe it’s past use
• Set out the offer and either:
• login to promote your offer for free or
• contact us with the above details and property address at help@forestx.com and we will prepare a profile of your offer for you plus provide a template for the transaction which you can finalise with your solicitor, based on our standard charges
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Carbon investment

To make available land and trees or just trees for their carbon value by way of sale or lease:
• Confirm the carbon eligibility on the land and quantify the amount of land available
• Confirm the expected carbon accounting regime for the land
• Set out the offer and either:
• login to promote your offer for free or
• contact us with the above details and property address at help@forestx.com and we will prepare a profile of your offer for you plus provide a template for the transaction which you can finalise with your solicitor, based on our standard charges
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Forests for sale

To sell an existing forest whether in progress or mature, with or without the land it stands on:
• Assemble data on the species, genetics, pruning and thinning details, along with any recent inventory showing stems per hectare
• Assemble maps showing existing roading and skid sites, along with details of the nearest source of road metal and any current resource consents
• Set out the offer and either:
• login to promote your offer for free or
• contact us with the above details and property address at help@forestx.com and we will prepare a profile of your offer for you plus provide a template for the transaction which you can finalise with your solicitor, based on our standard charges
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Forest profile

We can prepare a forest profile for your woodlot to assist buyers with evaluating it and making it more attractive to wider range of potential bidders. Each profile we prepare will be unique to the particular forest. Profiles may include the following items:
• Mapping the woodlot
• Checking the title boundaries
• Defining the carbon status
• Classifying the woodlot rainfall, terrain and wood productivity
• Assessing fire, wind and National Environmental Standards plantation forest risks
• Independently determining a market value given different combinations of log and carbon opportunity across different buyer groups
• Providing a pre-due diligence and transaction checklist
• Providing a contract template for use in sale negotiations
Our standard fees are on a success fee basis. If your listing doesn’t sell no fee is payable. Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

Contacts

Graham West, Forestry Consultant

Graham provides transaction support to farm foresters and small forest investors. As a forest technologist for over forty years, he brings a deep and diverse experience to forestry transactions. Whether you are preparing your forest for sale, completing vendor due-diligence or negotiating through a transaction Graham’s experience in forest technology, forest management, land use science and economic modelling provide support for maximizing sale outcomes. He has been running his own small farm and forestry joint venture for the last 25 years and uses a practical and commercial approach to helping you on ForestX. Graham can be contacted on 027 441 0353.

John Hollis, Sales Consultant

A career in all categories of rural property brokerage spanning 20 years is the foundation of the experience John brings to ForestX. Early recognition of the unique complexities and science the forestry industry brings with it, and now the ever growing importance of combining the benefits of forestry with conventional farming brings challenges and opportunities that demand specialist guidance. An in-depth understanding of of foresters and farmers alike is part of John’s tool box further strengthening the unique professional package ForestX brings to today’s ever-changing marketplace.

If you need market assistance, please email us at help@forestx.com or call us during New Zealand business hours on +64 22 24 26 288. We will be pleased to assist you.