Adding value to the tree crop

Timely pruning and thinning of the company's Radiata pine and Douglas fir plantations improves the quality and quantity of wood produced.  Modern technology, in the form of specially developed forestry software and growth models, is used to assist Ernslaw One's highly qualified forest managers to analyse the optimal combination of pruning and thinning for a given site.  On the best sites, trees are pruned to produce clearwood at harvest, thus improving the return from the most productive land.