Fieldays Forestry Hub
Engaging experiences, educational sessions, job opportunities and more.
Located at G80
Discover engaging experiences on forestry growing, climate change, wood products, timber construction, biosecurity and biodiversity.
Planting seeds for a brighter forestry future
Visitors to Fieldays have the opportunity to learn about the forestry sector from multiple forestry sector organisations and companies under one roof.
Under the theme of ‘Wood – our low-carbon future’, the Fieldays Forestry Hub is a dedicated space at Fieldays giving visitors the chance to explore the many facets of the forestry and wood processing sector and how the sector has a vital role in mitigating climate change.
Full details of the exhibitors can be found on the Fieldays App.
Read our 2022 announcement of the Fieldays Forestry Hub here
Forestry sector a major employer in NZ
The hub is a collaboration between Fieldays and an advisory group comprising of Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, Forest Growers Levy Trust, Scion, NZ Forest Owners Association, Red Stag, NZ Farm Forestry Association and Future Foresters.
Hub spokesperson Alex Wilson says that the multi-billion-dollar forestry sector is a major employer in New Zealand, employing over 35,000 people in both year-round and seasonal jobs.
“We wish to reach landowners with the message that farm forestry is working well for our members and is an important option for future sustainable land use in New Zealand.”
“ We’re entering an exciting phase in forestry and wood processing, which is creating huge employment opportunities „
“We’d also like to open people’s minds up to the possibilities of trees – anything that’s a fossil fuel today can be made from a tree in the future. We’ll have bioplastic vine clips, leather shoes tanned with pine bark tannin, biofuel insights and a showcase of how drone technology is a game changer,” Alex Wilson says.
Farm Forestry Association president, Graham West, says FFA strongly supports the Fieldays Forestry Hub and has been heavily engaged in its design and development. The farm forestry section of the hub has experts and practical information available on multiple plantation species, with a focus on Redwoods, Eucalypts, Cypresses, Poplar and Willow, and Radiata pine.
The Fieldays Forestry Hub
“ The hub is all about sharing information, so that forestry is better understood and those farmers that want to can be better informed before investing. „
Fieldays Forestry Hub FAQs
Under the theme of ‘Wood – our low-carbon future’, the Fieldays Forestry Hub is a dedicated space at this year’s Fieldays event, giving visitors the chance to explore the many facets of the forestry and wood processing sector and how the sector has a vital role in mitigating climate change. At the hub visitors will discover engaging experiences on forestry growing, climate change, wood products, timber construction, biosecurity and biodiversity. There will also be two forestry simulators on site so visitors big and small can experience what it’s like to operate machinery in a forest.
The Fieldays Forestry Hub has a wide range of industry jobs across the Food and Fibre sector. Visit site G80.
Activate the Careers Trail layer on the map on the Fieldays App to find exhibitors on the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Trail with career opportunities to discuss with you.
The Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub has a wide range of industry jobs across the food and fibre sector. Visit site E30.