Northland Māori Forestry Forum

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Scion science was on display in April at the Northland Māori Forestry Forum. The event was co-hosted with Taitokerau Māori Forests Inc. and demonstrated Scion’s wide ranging capability to the Northland Māori forestry community.

Over 80 people made their way to Whangarei for the conference, with forest owners, industry stakeholders and strategic partners among them.

Taitokerau Māori Forestry Inc. is a collective of nine Māori land trusts. They have a strong strategic direction for their forests in Northland, which includes better access to information and expertise. This conference allowed Scion to talk about our capabilities, research and achievements in manufactured bioproducts derived from wood to nursery development and much in-between.

Dr Russell Burton, General Manager Research and Investments, says, “With $2 billion in forestry assets that include land, trees and energy options, Maori are set to become key stakeholders in the future of forestry. Events like this are a great way for us to showcase what we think the future might look like and how we can help to develop it with our science”.