Total production forest area in New Zealand
By territorial authority, as at 1 April 2017, thousand hectares
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 2017
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'National Exotic Forest Description 2017' > 'Download 2017 NEFD tables [XLSX, 117 KB]'
Some sheets were combined by Figure.NZ for processing purposes.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: National Exotic Forest Description 2017
From the dataset National Exotic Forest Description 2017, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Table 5
- Provided: 201 data points
This data forms the table Forestry - Planted production forest by standing area, volume, and age, by Territorial Authority 2017.
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About this dataset
The national exotic forest description 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).