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Resource Forester

Resource Foresters are in charge of measuring forest values across the whole estate and providing data to other areas of the business to make informed decisions.

A Resource Forester will conduct various assessments of a plantation block over the course of its rotation. The forester measures the height of the pine trees at crucial stages in their lifecycle. This allows the Resource Forester to calculate growth-rate, which is then used to determine when the optimal time to conduct an operation is. For example, the data collated by Resource Foresters is used by Silviculture Foresters to prune at the right time and Harvesting Foresters to thin and harvest at the right time.

Different locations have variables, such as soil type, rainfall, wind, and sunlight, which differ. This effects the growth and health of pine trees; hence, understanding how to optimise value in different environments is important. Resource Foresters are able to predict the amount of wood a forest will produce using historical data from similar sites.

Resource Foresters also calculate values such as total carbon stored per tree and canopy cover.

Jamila, OneFortyOne Resource Forester, out in plantation.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.