New Zealand Co. Sources Sustainably-Grown Radiata Pine
January 14, 2012 | 1:42 pm CST

New Zealand Co. Sources Sustainably-Grown Radiata PineSAN DIEGO, CA -- New Zealand is world-renowned for its natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. Thanks to sustainably minded companies such as Nelson Pine Industries, that beauty will continue to survive for generations to come.

Founded in the Nelson region of the South Island, Nelson Pine Industries has supplied New Zealand and the global market with sustainably sourced wood products since 1986. The manufacturing company was established to utilise the Pinus radiata plantation forests, a renewable resource found in incredible abundance around both the North and South Islands.

Unlike tropical hardwoods that take up to 200 years to mature, Radiata Pine reaches its full maturation within approximately 25 years, making it the most extensively-used wood in the country. Nelson Pine sources from the 175,000 hectares of raw timber surrounding the suburban Richmond facility, processing nearly a million metres3 of logs per year -- equivalent to 170 log trucks per day -- and distributing the wood to kitchen and furniture manufacturers, joinery companies and builders around New Zealand and abroad.

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Source: Business Review Australia

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