Growing alternative exotic forest species

A New Zealand guide to alternative exotic forest species, and how to choose the right one for your site. The supporting research that informed the guide is also available to download. 

This guide outlines:

  • commercially available exotic alternatives to radiata pine
  • how suitable the species are for growers
  • management conditions for each species
  • potential for timber or biomass.

It's designed to support both experienced growers who are looking to diversify the exotic timber species they are managing, and new growers who need information on the commercial species available for establishing plantations and woodlots.

Research to support the guide

The following research report by Scion was used to produce the Growing alternative exotic forest species guide.