Nelson Forests Ltd (NFL) is a significant contributor to economic wellbeing and growth in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.


There may be some things you don’t know about NFL so we thought we would share a few facts with you.

– Nelson Forests Ltd (NFL) is owned by One Forty One Plantations (OFO) which was formed in 2012 following the acquisition of a 105-year lease of 80,000 hectares of plantation assets from the South Australian Government.  Since that time, OFO has become an established industry player within Australia with a strong track record of industry and community partnerships.

–  OFO uses a local management team, Nelson Management Ltd (NML) to effect successful operations on the ground in the Nelson and Marlborough regions of New Zealand..

– NFL owns 80,000ha of forest in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions

– NFL also owns the Kaituna Sawmill in Marlborough

– NFL’s forest activities are environmentally certified  which means the forest estate is managed to strict environmental, social and economics standards. The Kaituna Sawmill is also Chain of Custody certified.

– NFL is Port Nelson’s largest customer by volume

– NFL has an annual harvest of 1.2 million m3 and Kaituna sawmill produces 55,000 m3 of lumber

– Pinus Radiata has a 30-year growth rotation. NFL’s first plantings were in 1927. This means that NFL is now in its fourth rotation.

– NFL provides and maintains 125km of public easement road through its forests

– 70% of NFL’s logs are delivered to the domestic market with 30% exported to its main markets (Korea and China)