Our core purpose
“To drive innovation and growth from New Zealand’s forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors, to create economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.”
Prosperity from trees - Mai i te ngahere oranga
Enhancing New Zealand’s prosperity, well-being and environment through trees - Kia piki te ora, te taiao me te whai rawa o Aotearoa ma te ngaherehere
Trees are remarkable, renewable resources. Planted as forests, and used in products and materials, trees have a powerful potential to be at the heart of a low-carbon, biobased future New Zealand.
Our strategy, Right tree, right place, right purpose: Scion Strategy to 2030, sets out three research impact areas that focus our expertise to deliver on our aspirations for New Zealand and supporting the Government’s goals.
Our research impact areas are:
|Forests and landscapes. To grow healthy, resilient forests that are planted primarily for their standing-forest benefits.|
|High-value timber manufacturing and products. To grow healthy, resilient forests that produce trees for high-value manufacture into products that capture an increasing share of the global high-end market for timber.|
|Biobased manufacturing and products. To grow healthy, resilient forests that replace petrochemicals and non-sustainable materials with products from trees and other biomaterials.|