• Creating bioplastics from kiwifruit residue.
  • Bioadhesives could open markets for wood panel products.
  • Torrefied wood is a light, energy-dense bioenergy solution.
  • Measuring fast-growing kauri for their forestry potential.
  • Valuing our forests for more than timber production.
  • Biosecurity efforts helped eradicate White Spotted Tussock Moth.
  • Tissue culture for mass propagation of conifers.
  • Industrially-friendly wood fibres to reinforce plastics.

Scion is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and building a stronger biobased economy.

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Scion's vision: Prosperity from trees

Our vision story: Maori legend tells how a mighty tree created a world that people could live in by pushing the sky and land apart. At Scion, we know that trees create more than just a liveable world, they create a prosperous one.

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    Media Release 18 April 2017

    Scion celebrates 70 years of science

    This year is Scion’s 70th Anniversary. It was April 1947 when the then State Forest Service established a Forest Experiment Station beside the existing nursery at Whakarewarewa Forest.
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    Scion Connections

    Scion Connections Issue 23, April 2017

    Scion Connections is a quarterly newsletter that aims to keep you up-to-date with our key science success stories and discoveries and to connect you with our people and capabilities.
  • tree hug
    Media Release 20 March 2017

    Celebrating forests

    Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives.
  • nz timber design awards
    Media Release 10 March 2017

    Douglas-fir essential oil a winner in timber design awards

    Congratulations to ForestPlus Oils, winner of the Scion-sponsored Novel Application of (wood) Fibre category in the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards held in Auckland last night.
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    Forecasts for the Port Hills fire

    Smoke gets in your eyes

    Smoke from wildfires can have a serious health impact for some members of the public, even if they are far from the flames. Scion science is supporting the response to the Port Hills fire burning in Canterbury, which is generating smoke that has travelled as far north to Rangiora and south to Ashburton.

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