Area of government-owned production forest in New Zealand
By public entity type, as at 1 April 2019, thousands of hectares
Ownership is based solely on the ownership of the forest irrespective of the ownership of the land.
Afforestation: The planting of trees for the primary purpose of producing wood or wood fibre, on land that has not previously been used for growing planted production forests.
Forest area: Net stocked planted production forest area.
Net stocked forest area: The planted production forest area occupied by trees, excluding mappable gaps such as landings, roads and other unstocked areas.
Data provided by
National Exotic Forest Description 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'National Exotic Forest Description 2018' > 'Download the 2019 NEFD tables [XLSX, 119 KB]'.
Some sheets were combined by Figure.NZ for processing purposes.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: National Exotic Forest Description 2019
From the dataset National Exotic Forest Description 2019, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Ownership category
- Provided: 6 data points
This data forms the table Forestry - Planted production forest area by ownership category 2019.
Dataset originally released on:
December 17, 2019
About this dataset
The National Exotic Forest Description (NEFD) provides a detailed description of New Zealand’s planted production forest to help with resource policy planning and industry development.
Purpose of collection
To maintain an authoritative, high quality database of New Zealand’s production forests.
Method of collection/Data provider
The NEFD surveys known forest owners and managers with at least 40 hectares of planted exotic production forest. The survey is run on a two-yearly cycle, where all known forest owners with 40 or more hectares of forest are surveyed one year (census), and the next year only owners with more than 1,000 hectares (sample).