City Forests supplies prepared sawlogs to both local (approximately 50%) and export (approximately 50%) markets, shipped from Dunedin’s deep water port at Port Chalmers. The port is operated by Port Otago Limited. POL LINK
Pulp wood is generally sold to a New Zealand medium density fibreboard (MDF) manufacturer or exported.
The company also sells logs to a number of sawmills throughout the lower South Island.
The price of logs varies according to international prices. The best source of up-to-date log prices is on the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industries website. MPI LINK
For commercial sales of logs contact Kent Chalmers. CONTACT
City Forests does not sell logs to households because of safety issues.