Media Releases

Forest Industry Study Released

24 June 2011

The Wood Council of New Zealand (Woodco) today (24 June) released 'Building a Stronger Future For Wood', the 2011 industry study.

Plenty of wood for the Christchurch rebuild

2 March 2011

In the wake of the Christchurch earthquake, the New Zealand Wood Council stands ready to support New Zealand home builders.

Woodco supports Copenhagen Communiqué on climate change

28 September 2009

The NZ Wood Council supports the Copenhagen Communiqué on climate change. 


Why methyl bromide is used to fumigate export logs and lumber

To ensure our logs and lumber are free of insect pests, some markets require them to be fumigated with methyl bromide gas before export.To protect residents, passers-by, pets and plants from harm, fumigation is strictly regulated. This ensures the gas poses no health risks to local communities.

However, methyl bromide damages the ozone layer which protects us from UV rays. So the government and forest industry are pulling out all stops to find alternative treatments.






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