Annual Report has landed

Scion's 2017 annual report is now live on our website, showcasing another successful year. Chair Tony Nowell says Scion’s 70-year legacy of delivering science impact gives the institute the confidence to think boldly about the future. “We firmly believe in forestry. Indeed, we see the power of trees as a renewable resource, coupled with our science capabilities, meeting the market needs of a low-carbon bio-based economy."

Guided by a 'Unleashing the power of forestry' theme, this year's report stakes out a dozen of our highest impact stories, from making drone and UAV science more accessible, to increasing productivity and profitability of planted forests. Also featured is the successful outcome of feasibility study for an inland container terminal at Kawerau, with a rail link to the Port of Tauranga. A total annual saving of approximately $4 million in avoided transport costs is expected once the container terminal is fully operational, in addition to a net reduction in vehicle emissions and decreased congestion on the roads.

These and other success stories from our Annual Report can be downloaded from


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