Carbon Forestry

trees representing long-term, physical removal and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide

Carbon Forestry Consultancy

  • Accurate land eligibility assessments.
  • GIS mapping to maximise registered areas for application.
  • Maximise carbon sequestration and New Zealand Unit (NZU) allocation for planting and silviculture.
  • Minimise post harvest liability and Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) administration costs.
  • Afforestation Grant Scheme, Permanent Forest Sink Initiative, Erosion Control Funding Programme and Regional Council funding consultancy.

Field Measurement Approach (ETS Forestry Inventory)

  • Highly experienced in both exotic and indigenous FMA inventory
  • Conversion of FMA data collected in Plotsafe to the xml schema accepted by MPI
  • Conversion of old Plotsafe templates into Commitment Period 3 templates
  • Training and Auditing for FMA inventory.
  • Interpine undertakes the FMA for major forest managers as well as smaller clients.

ETS Administrative Support

  • Manage your ETS account as an authorised representative to the Minsitry of Primary Industries and assist with tasks where specialised expertise is required.
  • Post-1989 registrations and Pre-1990 deforestation.
  • Mandatory and Voluntary Emissions Returns
  • CAA Applications
  • FMA Submissions

Financial Modelling

  • For those considering joining the ETS, our ‘carbon calculator’ can be used to estimate NZU allocation and potential returns from the scheme.

Carbon Compliance, Auditing and Valuation Assessments

Ownership transfers under ETS for land registered in ETS including forestry rights, forest sales, change in trustee(s), succession transfers

NZU Trading

Accredited to buy and sell NZU’s on behalf of clients.

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Drone based LiDAR services extended with the DJI Zenmuse L1 Livox LiDAR and RGB Solution

2021 continues to be a leap forward in drone-based UAV LiDAR here at Interpine.  To compliment our two Emesent Hovermap LiDAR units we have also recently purchased the DJI Zenmuse L1 LiDAR + RGB solution for the DJI Matrice 300 RTK.  Simultaneous collection of...

Averaging – A new method of carbon accounting in the Emissions Trading Scheme

The New Zealand Government is currently introducing new methods to Post-1989 forest carbon accounting to help reduce the harvest liabilities for landowners, therefore making the NZETS more attractive. The biggest of these changes is the introduction of the ‘averaging’...

Rugged Electronic Field Data Collection Coming to the DOC Vegetation Monitoring Teams

Our team are proud to be shipping out electronic data capture field kits today for Department of Conservation (DOC) vegetation monitoring teams. Featuring the latest in rugged handheld and tablet field computers, together with software and backend systems developed...

LiDAR Scanning Forests at Younger Age for Tree Selection Trials

Studying #trees early in their #forest rotation for selection is key to improving our #forests of the future. #3D #measurement for #stem form in young #trees using #SLAM #LiDAR generating a #virtual #3DForest duplicate. This is the same tree which has been #digitally...

Poplars & Willows – An Option to Maximise Farming and Carbon Revenue

Under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, for participants with less than 100 hectares registered, New Zealand Units (NZU’s) are allocated according to the standard Te Uru Rakau lookup tables. Pinus radiata forests receive units under regional averages while...

Edge Trees – An Important Consideration for Forest Inventory

When comparing edge trees with "normal" trees (found inside a stand) it becomes obvious they can be significantly different.  A generalisation is often that edge trees are shorter and fatter (greater taper) and also tend to have large branching. An edge tree therefore...

Colourised LiDAR View of our Rotorua Head Office From Hovermap Backpack

#3D #pointcloud colourised view of our Rotorua Head Office as we put to work the #Hovermap #LiDAR from Emesent.  Our team were also out scanning a range of permanent sample plots, some of which were close to 50m tall #radiata pine. These were scanned in 3D from a walk...

Adding the Emesent Hovermap SLAM LiDAR Solution to our Services

We are proud to have recently purchased the Emesent #Hovermap #Hovermap #LiDAR simultaneous location and mapping #SLAM) solution to better serve our clients. This unit enhances our #forest #inventory, #drone #UAV and LiDAR services providing a glimpse that the future...

Juniper Allegro 3 under testing for use in Forestry

Our team are reviewing the latest Juniper Systems device for Forest Inventory, Conservation projects and Log Scaling operations. Juniper Allegro's have been a goto device for rugged forestry applications and it is great to have the latest version running Android out...

LUCAS National Planted Forest Inventory 2020

2020 #LUCAS (Land Use Carbon Analysis System) training for #Planted #Forest National #Inventory underway using #MicrosoftTeams bringing our staff across the country together online. NZ’s #Carbon Inventory for Ministry for the Environment & working together with...

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Interpine map my forest and register it in the ETS?

Yes, we can manage all administrative and mapping tasks associated with the ETS.  We can submit the paperwork on your behalf or prepare it for you to submit.

I am considering the Afforestation Grant Scheme or the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative. Can you give me some advice about these?

Yes, we have extensive experience with these schemes (amongst others) and can offer personalied advice for your situation.

If we didn't answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.